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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance

The Law of Energy Transitions

C-EENRG receives grant from the Philomathia Foundation to foster research on international and comparative energy law

Cambridge, March 2015

Reliance on fossil fuels is a defining feature of our civilisation since the industrial revolution in the eighteenth century. Moving away from such reliance at the lowest social and economic cost is one of the major challenges humanity faces today. The Philomathia Foundation will generously support a Post-doctoral fellow at C-EENRG for three years to work on a systematic survey of (1) the regulatory instruments used in different countries to effect a shift in the energy matrix, (2) their comparative performance based on common metrics, (3) their interactions beyond the domestic level through regional (e.g. European) and international (e.g. international organisations, forums, treaties, soft-law) coordination techniques.