Research Group for Climate, Energy and Environmental Law

About the research group

The research group on Natural Resource Law, Environmental Law and Development Law was established by Professor Sigrid Eskeland Schütz, who lead the group until 2020, and is now lead by Associate Professor Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui. The groups activities are diverse, and relate to offshore wind, land use and climate lawsuits, amongst other topics.

Main content


On a Norwegian as well as international level, access to and the management of natural resources and the natural environment, is crucial to economic, social and environmental development. Destruction of the environment, lack of resources and climate change threatens the biodiversity and thereby the basis for livelihood on a local as well as a global level. Development of legal structures to secure a strengthened and holistic protection and management of the natural environment and natural resources will be vital for the ability to provide enough food, water and energy and bring about economic and social development in the poor countries of the world. The research group's activity will cover research on access to and protection of natural resources and the natural environment, and of legal organisation of natural resource management and management of the natural environment as preconditions for economic and social development and for the development of the environment. 

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Interdisciplinary research

The research group also collaborates with external parties, including Bergen Offshore Wind Centre (BOW)Bergen Energy Lab (BEL)The Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law (AUCEL) and Tina Soliman Hunter, Professor ved Macquarie Law School in Sydney.