28.11.2021New publication: Elena Cima and Makane Mbengue (eds), A Multifaceted Approach to Trade Liberalisation and Investment Protection in the Energy Sector (Brill, 2021)

We are pleased to announce that the presentations given at the second workshop of the Platform can now be found in an edited volume put together by Elena Cima and Makane Mbengue. More information available on the publisher’s website.

22.09.2021 – Conference – The Health-Environment Nexus and the Systemic Implications of Environmental Crimes – 19 November 2021, 17h-19h (CET)

This event is co-organized by the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (‘C-EENRG’, University of Cambridge) and the ESIL Interest Group (IG) on International Criminal Justice, in partnership with the ESIL IG on International Health Law, the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies and the Platform on International Energy Governance. 

You will find the program here.

23.07.2021 – Outcomes of the Third Conference now available

We are pleased to announce that the outcomes of the conference held in March are now available on the website. You will find a summary of the discussions and slides of the presenters who have agreed to share their work. A short best practice document explaining the lessons learnt from organising such an event is also available.

17.02.2021Third Event of the Platform on International Energy Governance announced

We are pleased to announce that the third conference of the Platform on International Energy Governance will be held virtually on  Friday 19 March 2021. This year’s event, entitled ‘Governing the Energy Transition: Local Action, International Ambition’ will follow the format of a knowledge exchange workshop to facilitate collaborative work between academics, legal practitioners and policy-makers. The programme is available here. Please email mara.wendebourg (at) to register.

01.06.2018 – Programme of the Second Annual Conference now available, visit the conference page.

10.03.2018 – Event – ‘Dispute Prevention and Settlement of Hydropower-related Disputes’, Professor Tanzi, King’s College London

Professor Attila Tanzi, Chair of International Law at the University of Bologna, will give an ESIL Lecture at King’s College London on Thursday 5 April 2018 on hydroelectric industry related disputes. For more information and to register, visit King’s website here.

10.02.2018 – Energy Law Mailing List

The Platform is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the ENERLEX mailing list, created by Platform Fellow Jaap Waverijn and his colleagues Gijs Kreeft and Ceciel Nieuwenhout. The goal is to provide an independent platform through which the academic energy law community can communicate. You can subscribe to the mailing list by completing the form here. You are invited to send the information you wish to share to community (at) Once or twice a month, an email will be sent out to all subscribers with the collected content.

30.01.2018Working Paper Series

The Platform is pleased to announce that it will host a Working Paper Series to showcase research in the field of international energy governance. Contributions are most welcome. Please email the Editors, Dr Lisa Benjamin (lrb1973 (at) and Dr Anna Marhold (A.Marhold (at) to discuss proposals.

21.12.2017 – Dates of the second annual conference announced

We are delighted to announce that the second annual event of the Platform on International Energy Governance will be hosted by the University of Geneva on June 21-22. The theme of the conference will be ‘A Multifaceted Approach to Trade Liberalization and Investment Protection in the Energy Sector’. More information is available here.

29.11.2017 – New Database on Bilateral Energy Agreements

Dr Tibisay Morgandi, Fellow of the Platform, has published an original collection of State bilateral agreements regulating State activities in the field of energy. The database (available at contains over 600 bilateral agreements from the 1940s to the present day, and is updated on a regular basis. More information is available here.

17.07.2017 – Conference Report Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that the conference report of the Platform’s inaugural event is now available. Visit the Platform’s events page or download it here.

17.05.2017 – First event of the Platform of International Energy Governance, Thursday 22 June: Programme available

Funded by the Philomathia Foundation and the Energy@Cambridge Strategic Initiative, the event will discuss how the costs and benefits of the energy transition can be best allocated and how participatory mechanisms can facilitate public engagement in the context of the energy transition. The draft programme is available here. To register, please contact Leslie-Anne Duvic-Paoli (

24.04.2017 – ‘Anglo-French Collaboration in the Nuclear Sector: The Human, Social and Ethical Dimensions’, Seminar, Maison française d’Oxford, Monday 15 May 2017

Energy@Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative at the University of Cambridge is taking part in an Anglo-French collaboration on the human, social and ethical dimensions of nuclear power. The network brings together the French Embassy in London and the UK Embassy in Paris as well as a number of French and UK universities. The main objective is to create a platform between the two countries to discuss social, human and cultural implications of nuclear energy.

A first event will be held on Monday 15 May 2017 at the Maison française d’Oxford in the form of a seminar where early-career researchers based in both countries will be given the opportunity to present their research to academics, policy experts and other stakeholders. An expert roundtable will close the day. The programme is available here, and further details on the presentations can be accessed here.

18.04.2017 – Anna Butenko, a Fellow of the Platform, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright- Schuman Innovation Grant in Scholar category.

Anna Butenko has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright- Schuman Innovation Grant  in Scholar category. Anna will spend the fall semester at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School. Vermont Law School is number 1 law school in the US in the area of environmental law. As a Fulbright- Schuman Innovation Scholar, Anna will be working on the regulatory responses to data-enabled innovations in the energy sector, such as peer-to-peer energy trading platforms.