Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law
The law relating to natural resources, energy and the environment. Our faculty members are actively researching in a variety of areas, including international environmental law, energy law, law of the sea, regulation of environmental markets, alternative energy law, constitutional law, climate change law, the law of the extraction and mining of natural resources, environmental assessment law and adaptive management, international comparative energy law, sustainable development law, energy transportation law, and land use law.
Assistant ProfessorFaculty of LawArtificial Intelligence and Law, Electronic Discovery Law, Environmental Impacts of new technology
Associate ProfessorFaculty of LawPublic participation and transparency in resources and environmental decision-making, The implementation of environmental norms with law, Public interest litigation
Assistant ProfessorFaculty of LawPublic international law, Law of the sea, International environmental law, International law and policy relating to science and emerging technologies
Executive DirectorCanadian Institute of Resources LawCanadian and international comparative petroleum and mining law, Canadian and international environmental regulation, renewable energy law, public lands law
ProfessorFaculty of LawEnvironmental Law, International Environmental Law, Climate Change Law, Intersections between Environmental Law and laws affecting Indigenous Peoples
Associate ProfessorFaculty of LawEnergy Law, Natural Resources Law, Environmental Law, Property Law, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
Associate ProfessorFaculty of LawEnvironmental Assessment and Adaptive Management, Ecosystem Services and Environmental Valuation, Land-use Planning, Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement, Climate Change Litigation and Liability, Empirical Legal Research
Associate Dean - AcademicFaculty of LawLaw and policy governing extraction and mining of natural resources, Mining law, Oil and gas law, Corporate responsibility, Corporate governance, Regulation of transnational corporations, Sustainable development, International investment law, Intellectual property law
Associate ProfessorFaculty of LawGovernance of Natural Resources, Energy and Natural Resources Law, Environmental Protection, Responsible Regulation , Legal Theory
Associate ProfessorFaculty of LawCritical Infrastructure and Construction Law, Transportation of Energy and Commodities, Clean Energy, Renewable Energy and Nuclear Energy Law, The Conflict of Laws (Private International Law), Climate Adaptation of Critical Energy Infrastructure
Do the laws of the land actually protect the land?
Regulating development: Energy, environmental changes and the law
As energy companies explore more unconventional locations and try to tie into more markets, the law is failing to keep up and should be made more transparent, say UCalgary legal experts.
Energy and the environment: Are our laws keeping up? (Webinar)
As energy companies explore more locations and markets, energy development increasingly touches lives and creates new challenges with regards to balancing economic, social and environmental good. Martin Olszynski, assistant professor of law at the University of Calgary, looks at whether our laws are keeping up in the areas of energy and the environment, and if they need to be made more transparent.
Who on Earth will pay for climate change? "Less heat and more light" needed in carbon policy discussion
Carbon pricing is a hot-button issue across the country, yet experts seem to agree that some form of levies or taxes is inevitable as the world moves toward climate action. The question then becomes what policies Canada can adopt in order to avoid being left behind on the global stage.
Biodiversity Offsets 101: Case Studies and Best Practices for Alberta
The biodiversity crisis is leading many jurisdictions to implement biodiversity offsetting. This webinar will help participants understand what this tool is, and the opportunities and challenges they present.
- LLM in Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law: Thesis & Course-based
- Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law
- MSc in Sustainable Energy Development
Books published by our researchers
- The Proposed Nordic Saami Convention: National and International Dimensions of Indigenous Property Rights (2005)
- Beyond the Carbon Economy (2008)
- Regulating Transnational Corporations in Domestic and International Regimes: An African Case Study (2009)
- Property and the Law in Energy and Natural Resources (2010)
- Energy Networks and the Law: Innovative Solutions in Changing Markets (2012)
- Public Lands and Resources Law in Canada (2016)
- Litigating Canada’s Environment: Leading Canadian Environmental Cases by the Lawyers Involved (2017)
- Halsbury's Laws of Canada - Environment (2018)
- Environment in the Courtroom (2019)
- Mineral Mining in Africa: Legal and Fiscal Regimes (2020)
- L'environnement au tribunal (2021)