SDG 7 on Sustainable Energy for All: Contributions of International Law, Policy and Governance

Posted: 20 Dec 2016

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Sean Stephenson

Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)

Stuart Bruce

University of Cambridge - Lauterpacht Centre for International Law; University College London - Faculty of Law

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Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This Issue Brief highlights selected features of the existing international legal order that are relevant to the implementation of SDG 7. It surveys relevant international, regional and bilateral treaties and non-binding instruments, identifies certain legal, policy and governance challenges that States may encounter when implementing SDG 7, and then considers innovations to assist with overcoming those obstacles, before drawing tentative conclusions regarding law, governance and policy opportunities for ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

Keywords: International Law, International Energy Law

Suggested Citation

Stephenson, Sean and Bruce, Stuart, SDG 7 on Sustainable Energy for All: Contributions of International Law, Policy and Governance (2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2887694

Sean Stephenson (Contact Author)

Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) ( email )

Canada

Stuart Bruce

University of Cambridge - Lauterpacht Centre for International Law ( email )

Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
5 Cranmer Road
Cambridge, CB3 9BL
United Kingdom

University College London - Faculty of Law ( email )

Gower St
London WC1E OEG, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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