The Research Group in Natural Resources Law
The group's activities are multidisciplinary and comprise research on natural resources, energy, environment and property.
About the group
The Research Group in Natural Resources Law of the Faculty of law, University of Oslo is one of severn research groups at the faculty. It comprises professors, associate professors, PhD students and research assistants working in the interrelated fields of property law, national and international environmental law, energy and climate law, indigenous peoples’ right to natural resources, and law-and-economics for nature management and the environment. It also works with issues of legal history and philosophy of law as they relate to management of natural resources and environmental protection.
Until 1 April 2012 the group was chaired by professor of Environmental aw Hans Christian Bugge. From 1 April 2012 it is chaired by professor Kirsti Strøm Bull.
The objective of the Group is to develop new research and research methods concerning management of natural resources and the environment, across traditional legal disciplines. Its general and strategic approach is to study natural resources and environmental law in the context of “relationships”:
- the relationship between private law issues and public law regulation,
- the relationship between environmental law and economic law or "sector law",
- the relationship between national and international law.
The group runs several research projects, mostly funded by the Research Council of Norway.
- Integrated coastal zone management and planning Legal and structural challenges (PlanCoast)
- Adapting to climate change (finished)
- Consistency in Environmental Law (finished)
- Environmental effects of products
- Meeting climate challenges - RENERGI (finished)
- Rights to Uncultivated Land (finished)
Programmes of study and courses
- Course JUS5920 - Miljørett (Norwegian)
- Course JUR1920 - Miljørett Norwegian) (BA)
- Course JUS5251 - Ekspropriasjonsrett (Norwegian)
- Course JUR5520 - International Environmental Law
- Course JUS5911 - International Climate Change and Energy Law
- Course JUS5831 - Environmental Law and Economics