Tilburg Law School

Workshop: Climate Justice and the Business of Energy Transition

Date: Time: To be announced Location: S8 (Pavilion)


On Monday, March 30, we organize an open forum for brief presentations on justice and human rights concerns in the context of the energy transition. With this event we create a space for academics and practitioners to share thoughts about innovative issues in energy and climate policy and law. We hope to achieve a dialogue so our speakers can share perspectives about both the potential risks and opportunities for social justice and human rights posed by the transition to sustainable energy consumption. The speakers are EU and climate law researchers, practitioners and policy makers.

In conjunction with:

  • Netherlands Network of Human Rights Research
  • Constitutionalizing the Anthropocene Project
  •  Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology & Society


Introduction & Welcome

Session 1 (13:30 - 15:40 hrs)

  • Dr. Charline Daelman
    Social sustainability expert, Amfori
    Title session: The Human Rights Implications of the Renewable Energy Transition
  • Prof. Dr. Marjan Peeters
    Professor of Environmental Policy and Law
    Title session: Towards an effective EU climate law: in search of (non-)compliance
  • Dr. Gokce Mete
    Head of knowledge, Energy Charter Secretariat
    Title session:The Role of Renewable and Low Carbon Gases in the Energy Transition
  • Dr. Seita Romppanen
    Senior lecturer in International Environmental Law, University of Eastern Finland
    Title session: It is green, it is fair? EU climate laws' controversy over bioenergy sustainability
  • Maud Sarlieve
    International Criminal Lawyer & Founding Member of CTRL-Z, Lecturer, Université Paris Nanterre
    Title session: Holding extractive industries responsible for their contribution to climate change: could the International Criminal Court be an option?”

Coffee & tea break (15:40 - 16:00 )

Session 2 (16:00 - 17:30)

  • Giuseppe Nastasi
    European Investment Bank
    Title session: The European Investment Bank: Europe’s Climate Bank
  • Dr. Megan Bowman
    Associate Professor, Director of Climate Law & Governance, King’s College London
    Title session: Legal Readiness for Climate Finance
  • Dr. Kaisa Huhta
    Senior Lecturer in EU Law, University of Eastern Finland
    Title session:The Just Transition Fund in EU Law
  • Prof. Dr. Harro van Asselt
    Professor of Climate Law and Policy, University of Eastern Finlan
    Title session: Designing a European Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism



Participation is free and open to all interested researchers.

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