Energy Pitch Stop Session

Nieves Zárate, M. (Chair), Sahoo, S. (Organiser)

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Marlies Hesselman and Crystel Hajjar, PhD researchers from the University of Groningen, analyzed the right to energy from a legal and philosophical perspective.

The pandemic of Covid-19 and the global lockdown have reaffirmed how important is the access to energy for humanity.

But, is the access to energy recognized as a human right?

Which would be the correlative obligations linked to the right to energy?

What are the contributions of International Law to this subject?

Is there a moral obligation to obtain energy from sustainable sources?

What measures have governments taken to ensure the access to energy during the global lockdown?

What are the last legal and policy developments worldwide on the right to energy?

These questions were addressed by the speakers during the panel moderated by Margarita Nieves, PhD researcher at the Faculty of Law, University of Groningen.
Event typeConference
LocationGroningen, Netherlands