Strategic Analyst Dr. Sijbren de Jong, together with Prof. Dr. Jan Wouters (Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KULeuven, Belgium), contributed a chapter in the newly published Research Handbook on International Energy Law.
International energy law is an elusive but important concept. There is no body of law called ‘international energy law’, nor is there any universally accepted definition for it, yet many specialized areas of international law have a direct relationship with energy policy. The Research Handbook on International Energy Law examines various aspects of international energy law and offers a comprehensive account of its basic concepts and processes. Adopting a practical approach, the Handbook traces the wide and somewhat informal notion of international energy law and covers the latest developments in the field.
The chapter by de Jong and Wouters takes a critical look at the institutional side of international energy law and governance. It discusses the foremost institutional bodies that govern the global flow of energy and analyzes their strengths and weaknesses in light of our increasingly multipolar world.
The book can be purchased here.