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The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development


Edited By: A Bradbrook, R Lyster, R Ottinger and W Xi

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | May 2005 | #151038 | ISBN: 0521845254
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Contains peer-reviewed contributions to the 1st colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, "The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development" held in Shanghai, China in November 2003. The various papers set out the principal legal, environmental, economic and policy issues explored by many of the world's leading sustainable energy experts at the Colloquium, such as the need to phase out current subsidies provided to polluting fuels, legal systems to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewable fuels, Chinese accomplishments in integration of environmental and social concerns with its effortsto promote economic growth, sustainable energy as a prerequisite to meet the UN Millenium objective of poverty reduction, and opportunities for local government to promote energy for sustainable development.


1. Sustainable development and the role of energy law; 2. Legal issues in contemporary energy law; 3. International energy law; 4. Comparative energy law; 5. Electricity restructuring; 6. Financing for sustainable energy; 7. Civil society and the procedural requirements of energy law for sustainable development.

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Adrian J Bradbrook is the Bonython Professor of Energy Law at the University of Adelaide, Australia and the former Chair of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law Energy Law and Climate Change Working Group. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy and the International Energy Foundation. He is the author of the book Solar Energy and the Law (1984), and has published numerous legal academic articles relating primarily to environmental aspects of energy law, with particular emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy resources. Rosemary Lyster is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney. She specialises in Environmental law and Administrative law. In the areas of Environmental law her primary areas of interest are energy law, water law, Asia-Pacific environmental law and Environmental Dispute Resolution, which she teaches in the Master of Environmental Law course. Rosemary is Director of the Australian Centre for Environmental Law (Sydney) and Editor in Chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law. She is a member of the IUCN/World Conservation Union's Commission on Environmental Law. Richard L. Ottinger is Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at Pace Law School in White Plains, New York, where he taught environmental law and was Dean from 1994-1999. He is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and Chair of its Climate and Energy Working Group. He served for 16 years in the U.S. Congress, chairing the House Subcommittee on Energy, Conservation and Power. He was a founding staff member of the U.S. Peace Corps and was an Associate in the New York law firm of Clearly, Gottlieb, Friendly & Hamilton. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Cornell University. Dr Wang Xi received his B.A degree from Wuhan Normal College in 1981. He graduated from Wuhan University in 1984 (M.L.) and from Washington University in 1987 (M.J.S). He concluded his Ph.D. at Wuhan University in the year 2000. He is currently Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Law, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Director of Environmental and Resources Law Institute of the same University. He is a member of Academic Committee of Environmental Law under the Ministry of Education of China.

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