Environmental and Energy Law

Research and teaching on environmental and energy law and policy is a core area of expertise at the University of Stirling. We work across the natural and the social sciences and in the context of the University International Environment Centre to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the challenges associated with environmental and energy governance. Our staff are engaged in world leading, rigorous, high impact policy-orientated research on climate change law, renewable energy governance, environmental rights, and the enforcement of environmental law.

Our staff have worked with NGOs, parliaments, international and regional institutions, on the key environmental issues of our time. For example, our research informs the work of the newly established body for the enforcement of environmental law in Scotland, Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS).

Stirling hosts a Masters in International Energy and Environmental Law. The Masters is designed to explore the intersections between energy, environment and regulation. Our programme provides students with an in-depth understanding of international energy and environmental law, as well as of key areas of energy management, environmental policy and economics.

Related outputs

Implementing the Paris Agreement: Lessons from the Global Human Rights Regime

Savaresi A & Scott J (2019) Implementing the Paris Agreement: Lessons from the Global Human Rights Regime. Climate Law, 9 (3), pp. 159-164. https://doi.org/10.1163/18786561-00903001

The Rise of Community Energy from Grassroots to Mainstream: The Role of Law and Policy

Savaresi A (2019) The Rise of Community Energy from Grassroots to Mainstream: The Role of Law and Policy. Journal of Environmental Law, 31 (3), pp. 487-510. https://doi.org/10.1093/jel/eqz006

Environmental Governance in Scotland after EU Exit

Savaresi A (2020) Environmental Governance in Scotland after EU Exit. Scottish Parliament Information Centre. SPICe Briefing, 20-02. https://digitalpublications.parliament.scot/ResearchBriefings/Report/2020/1/9/Environmental-Governance-in-Scotland-after-EU-Exit