The Vienna Briefs on Decarbonization, Energy & Development- An Introduction

5 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2021

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Leonardo Sempertegui

Georgetown University Law Center

Frederic G. Sourgens

Washburn University - School of Law

Date Written: October 30, 2021

Abstract

This is the introduction to the Vienna Briefs on Decarbonization, Energy & Development. Energy transition policy and regulation is an increasingly urgent topic. Yet, urgency most commonly does not go hand in hand with prudence or deliberation. Solving climate problems, therefore, is not something that occurs in a vacuum. One needs to consider the broader (including possible unintended) consequences of policy proposals and regulations to understand whether those proposals and regulations are sound. This Brief introduces a development-based perspective to understanding such broader consequences of decarbonization and outlines how such a perspective might helpfully be used to advance climate, energy and development discourses.

Keywords: climate change, energy law, Paris Agreement, decarbonization, development

Suggested Citation

Sempertegui, Leonardo and Sourgens, Freddy G., The Vienna Briefs on Decarbonization, Energy & Development- An Introduction (October 30, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3953493 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3953493

Freddy G. Sourgens (Contact Author)

Washburn University - School of Law ( email )

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