Affordable and Clean Energy

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Energy Governance and Institutions (International)

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Global governance may be referred to as “the sum of the many ways individuals and institutions, public and private, manage their common affairs. It is a continuing process through which conflicting or diverse interests may be accommodated and co-operative action may be taken. It includes formal institutions and regimes empowered to enforce compliance, as well as informal arrangements that people and institutions either have agreed to or perceive to be in their interest” (Commission on Global Governance 1995).

Applying this definition to the topic of energy, Global Energy Governance (GEG) can be understood as constituting “those efforts which seek to manage energy as a common affair in the international community” (Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen 2010) or the “international...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLPLondonUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Elisa Conticelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Architecture, School of Engineering and ArchitectureAlma Mater Studiorum – University of BolognaBolognaItaly