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School of Law

SOLM278 Energy and Climate Change

Module description

This module looks at the international legal regimes relating to climate change and consider how this will directly impact the energy sector. There is a fundamental shift in the energy industry away from fossil fuels (non renewable sources) to clean energy (renewable sources). This transition and how it will take place over the coming years will be discussed. This module will also consider emissions trading (ETS) and its effectiveness, the NDC (nationally determined contributions) of states to achieve climate change goals. In addition, it will consider the polluter pays principle as well as the growing number of climate change disputes and assess how these might impact future energy regulation, at an international and national level. The focus is climate change exclusively from the perspective of the energy sector. This module will consider new technologies (such as CCUS and hydrogen), renewable projects and emissions trading and its effectiveness.

Please note, if you take this module, you cannot take SOLM278.

Applicable groupings


  • 30 credits

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