Conferences

Upcoming:

UEF Law School event
ENERGY TRANSITIONS 2021 conference
11-12 March 2021

 

EVENT CANCELLED

Due to the on-going global COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel the Energy Transitions 2021 event, scheduled to take place on 11 and 12 March 2021 in Joensuu, Finland. The event will come back in Energy Transitions 2022. Further information on Energy Transitions 2022 will be provided later.

For 2021, we will be organising a webinar on Global Hydrogen Strategy. More information on this webinar will be provided soon.

 

For enquiries regarding the conference, please send an email to enquiries.energytransitions@uef.fi. Alternatively, you can contact Nana Asare Obeng-Darko at nana.asare.obeng-darko@uef.fi

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Past conferences:

UEF Law School's ENERGY TRANSITIONS 2020 conference

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Law School in cooperation with the UEF Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL) organised its 6th international energy law and policy conference “ENERGY TRANSITIONS 2020”. on 27 and 28 February 2020 in Joensuu, Finland. The theme for the Energy Transitions 2020 conference was ‘Achieving Just Energy Transitions through Law and Policy: Challenges and Solutions’.

The conference had opening keynote sessions on both conference days, followed by afternoon parallel sessions focusing on different topics. 

Keynote speakers:

Dörte Fouquet, Partner at Becker Büttner Held 
Michael Polkinghorne, Partner at White & Case
Benjamin Sovacool, Professor of Energy Policy at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the School of Business, Management, University of Sussex.
Kim Talus, Professor and McCulloch Chair in Energy Law 

UEF Law School's 5th annual ENERGY TRANSITIONS conference

UEF Law School, in cooperation with the UEF Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law, (CCEEL) organized its 5th annual international and European energy law and policy conference "ENERGY TRANSITIONS" on 9 and 10 March 2017 in Joensuu, Finland.

The 2017 conference had opening sessions on both conference days, which were followed by afternoon parallel sessions focusing on different topics. 

A practitioners’ keynote session kicked off the conference on Thursday 9 March. This opening session focused on up-to-date energy related topics from practitioner’s point of view. The keynote speakers for this session were: 

Wouter Vandorpe, Of Counsel,  Fieldfisher

Cameron Kelly, Legal Counsel, Alcazar Energy

Elizabeth Oger-Gross, Partner, White & Case LLP.

The key note session on Friday 10 March focused on different aspects of the Energy Union. This session had a panel discussion between the following speakers: 

Henrik Björnebye, Professor, University of Oslo

Rafael Leal-Arcas, Professor of European and International Economic Law, Queen Mary University of London

Kim Talus, Professor of European Economic and Energy Law, UEF Law School