The legal issues associated with the development and use of Arctic energy resources, 25 - 26 September

In September 2014 the K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea hosted a conference on the legal issues associated with the developments and use of energy resources in the Arctic.

The conference presentations:

"The role of Law in regulating offshore oil and gas exploitation in the Arctic."

Timo Koivurova, University of Lapland.

"Opening new northern sea areas to petroleum Exploration: the case of Norway"

 Ingvild Ulrikke Jakobsen, JCLOS, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

"Shaping the future of hydraulic fracturing in the Canadian Arctic through environmental guidelines."

Sanna Elfving, University of Bradford.

"The Safety of Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Operations within the EU Regulatory Framework."

Seline Trevisanut, NILOS, University of Utrecht and Claudia Cinelli, JCLOS, UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

"The Reflection of International Law instruments in the National Legal Framework for Oil and Gas Exploitation on the Arctic Ocean."

Daria Shapalova, University of Aberdeen.

"The European Union and an Enhanced Governance of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations in the Changing Arctic."

Nengye Liu, Marie Curie Fellow, University of Dundee.

"On Thin Ice: Sustainable Energy Development and Governmental Devolution in the Canadian Arctic."

Valentina Gamero Diaz, Erin Fisher, Nicole Neufeld, University of Alberta.

"Indigenous Peoples right to Natural and mineral resources - reflections from the ILO 169".

Tanja Joona, University of Lapland.

"Stricter Legal Regulation of Environmental Protection and Promoting Human Rights to Minimize Fossil Fuel Development in the Arctic in a Time of Climate Change."

Anita M. Halvorssen, University of Denver and Beate Sjåfjell, University of Oslo.

"Framework Agreements for Transboundary Hydrocarbon Resources: Norway/Russia Agreement in the Barents Sea."

Nigel Bankes, JCLOS UiT The Arctic University of Norway and University of Calgary.

"Harmonisation of Oil Spill Prevention and Response in the Barents Sea: Reality or Just a Pipe Dream?"

Tina Hunter, University of Queensland.

"The protection of energy Investments in two Arctic territories, Svalbard and Greenland."

Maria Madalena das Neves, JCLOS

"Switching from Diesel to Renewable Energy in the Russian Far East: Legal Challenges and Opportunities."

Anatole Boute, University of Aberdeen.

Conference program