Just Energy Transitions: A Global View as New Zealand Changes Course on Petroleum and Climate Change

Prof. Raphael J Heffron
Date Tuesday 28 May 2019
Time 1pm - 2:30pm
Where MSB.1.36 & MSB.1.37
Presenter Raphael J Heffron BA, MA, MLitt, MPhil, MSc, PhD, Barrister-at-Law
Contact Diana Beeching
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Admission Cost Free

Public Lecture by Professor Raphael J Heffron, University of Dundee, UK

Energy and climate change policy is changing rapidly in New Zealand as in other countries globally. Zero Carbon legislation has been introduced in Parliament, and the government has adopted the concept of a just energy transition in the wake of its ban on further oil and gas exploration offshore. Professor Raphael Heffron has a wealth of research experience in energy and climate change law, particularly on just transitions, energy justice, and carbon capture and storage, and he is widely published in the field. In his lecture he will share his knowledge and insights from international experience, and provide a global perspective on New Zealand developments.

This event is hosted by the Centre for Environmental, Resources and Energy Law (CEREL)

You can view the video recording of this lecture here.

About Professor Heffron

Raphael J Heffron BA, MA, MLitt, MPhil, MSc, PhD, Barrister-at-Law

Raphael Heffron is Professor for Global Energy Law & Sustainability at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee. He is a graduate of both Oxford (MSc) and Cambridge (MPhil & PhD). His work is international and combines a mix of energy law, policy and economics. He has published over 120 publications of different types and his research has been cited over 700 times in the last three years. Professor Heffron’s research has a principal focus on achieving a just transition to a low-carbon economy.

He is a Research Associate at the UK Energy Research Centre; Visiting Senior Fellow Oxford Institute for Energy Studies; Visiting Lecturer at the ESCP Business School (London and Paris) and Visiting Professor at Université Paris-Dauphine, the University of the West Indies and the Queen Mary University of London).

He is also a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy – Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland

He has given expert advice to the EU, UN, World Bank, and various international thinktanks.

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