On March 10, 2022, at 2pm EST, Foreign Law Specialist Elin Hofverberg will present our next Foreign and Comparative Law webinar, “Green Energy in the Arctic: Regulatory Opportunities and Challenges in the Nordic Countries.”
Last year the Law Library published a report on Net Zero Emission Legislation Around the World. The report documents the commitment among the Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, to significantly reduce their emissions by 2040.
The Nordic countries have a long-standing history of legal collaboration, including through the Nordic Council of Ministers. Green energy is also one of Norway’s three priority areas for its chairmanship in 2022, which centers on a “green, competitive, and socially sustainable Nordic Region.” The Nordic Council has called on the Nordic governments to make the region the first fossil-free aviation-market by 2040.
The webinar will discuss:
- The goals the Nordic countries have jointly set to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2040
- The strategy for achieving these goals, such as investing in renewable carbon free energy
- The agreements, laws, and regulations that provide opportunities or present limitations and challenges for meeting these targets, including international obligations, domestic laws, indigenous self-determination, and municipal rights.
The webinar will be presented by Elin Hofverberg, a foreign law specialist in the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Elin holds a Master of Laws in International and Comparative Law from The George Washington University Law School and a Juris Doctor equivalent (Jur. kand.) from Uppsala University. She is a member of the New York State Bar and qualified to practice law in Sweden.
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