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RENEWABLE-HIGH-SEAS

Marine renewable energies in areas beyond national jurisdiction: legal answers to new environmental and governing challenges

Carlos Soria Rodríguez

Marie Curie postdoctoral research fellow, Section of public international law and international relations, University of Jaén, Spain  

Contact: csoria@ujaen.es  

Institutional address: Universidad de Jaén, Edificio D3, despacho 222. Campus Las Lagunillas, s/n. 23071, Jaén (Spain)

Publications

SORIA RODRÍGUEZ, C. 2022. Marine renewable energy technologies on the high seas: challenges and opportunities to strengthen international environmental and renewable energy governance, Cambridge International Law Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 2, p. 202-219.

SORIA RODRÍGUEZ, C. 2023. La evaluación del impacto ambiental en el esperado acuerdo para la gobernanza de la biodiversidad marina fuera de la jurisdicción nacional y su previsible aplicación a las tecnologías para la obtención de energía renovable marina. ACDI – Anuario Colombiano de Derecho Internacional 16, p. 1-30.

  • SORIA-RODRÍGUEZ, C. 2023. The potential contribution of the BBNJ agreement towards a sustainable international governance of marine renewable energy technologies, Maljean-Dubois, S. & Peel, J. (Eds.), Climate Change and the Testing of International Law. The Hague Academy of International Law. Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations Series. Brill/Nijhoff, p. 289-308. Click here. 
  • SORIA-RODRÍGUEZ, C. 2023. The potential contribution of the BBNJ agreement to strengthen environmental protection in the development of marine renewable energy technologies in areas beyond national jurisdiction. Ecoperspectives Blog. Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. 5/04/2023.  Click Here

 

  • GUTIÉRREZ CASTILLO, V. L. & SORIA-RODRÍGUEZ, C. 2021. Hacia un nuevo acuerdo internacional que proteja la biodiversidad en alta mar, The Conversation, 15/08/2021. Click Here

Presentations

  • The potential contribution of the foreseen BBNJ agreement to strengthen environmental protection in the development of marine renewable energy technologies in areas beyond national jurisdiction, at the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law’s annual symposium: Oceans 1.5℃. Vermont Law and Graduate School, United States of America. 5 November 2022.
  • Overview of the international regulation for the protection of the environment in the development of marine renewable energy technologies, at the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law’s annual symposium: Oceans 1.5℃. Vermont Law and Graduate School, United States of America. 5 November 2022.
  • Los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible y la transición hacia una economía baja en carbono, Primer Encuentro de Intercambio Legislativo para la Acción Climática, 7 de junio de 2022, Legislatura de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, República Argentina.
  • Protección medioambiental en el despliegue de renovables en alta mar: desafíos legales y algunas consideraciones sobre la aplicación de la evaluación de impacto ambiental bajo el esperado acuerdo BBNJ, ‘II Simposio Internacional sobre conservación  y uso sostenible de la diversidad biológica marina en áreas no sometidas a la jurisdicción nacional’, organizado por Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata / Centro de Estudos em Direito do Mar- Vicente Marotta Rangel (CEDMAR/USP) / Instituto de Derecho Internacional del Colegio de Abogados de Mar del Plata. Online. 18 Noviembre 2021. Sao Paulo (Brazil).
  • Marine renewable energy technologies in the high seas: challenges and opportunities to strengthen international environmental and renewable energy governance, 11th annual conference of the Cambridge International Law Journal. Strengthening Global Governance through International Law: Challenges and Opportunities. Cambridge (United Kingdom), 26-27 March 2022. 
  • Análisis de la posición de la UE y el grupo de países Latinoamericanos en materia de mecanismos de gestión basados en zonas geográficas en las negociaciones del esperado acuerdo sobre la conservación y el uso sostenible de la diversidad biológica marina fuera de la jurisdicción nacional, II Congreso Internacional Relaciones entre América Latina, el Caribe y Europa: un Espacio de Encuentro, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and Fundación Yuste. Guadalupe, Cáceres. 23-25 March 2022. 
  • Marine regionalism and the development of renewable energy technologies in areas beyond national jurisdiction in a European context: the cases of the OSPAR and Barcelona Convention, ‘Academic Association for contemporary European Studies’ (UACES) 51st Annual Conference, Online, 6-8 September 2021.
  • Regulatory challenges for the deployment of marine renewable energy technologies and the protection of the environment related to their development in areas beyond national jurisdiction, 18th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium 2021 – ‘The Future of Environmental Law: Ambition and Reality’, University of Groningen (Netherlands), Online, 28 June-2 July 2021.
  • Marine environmental protection in the development of offshore energy in the high seas: considerations on the application of the environmental impact assessment under the expected BBNJ agreement (in Spanish), X Coloquios de Derecho Internacional ‘Constitución Política y Derecho Internacional’, Universidad de Concepción (Chile), 6-7 January 2021.
  • “Marine Economy and environmental protection: the case of marine renewable energy technologies” for the course “The Greening of the European Economy”, MSc in European Integration, at the Brussels School of Governance, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, December 2021 and December 2022. 
  • “Protection and conservation of the marine environment in areas beyond national jurisdiction” for the course “Current challenges for the governance of the ocean: actors and perspectives”, University of Jaén. January 2021. 



Research Stay

Research stay at The Centre for Studies and Research at The Hague Academy of International Law (Netherlands), August-September 2022.  The 2022 edition of the Centre focused on Climate Change and the Testing of International Law. More information on the 2022 edition available click here 

Dissemination and outreach

Presentation at the Horizon Europe Info Days. Organized by the Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento. 26 May 2021.

Radio interview for Cadena SER.

“Meet the researcher”, video for “The European Researchers Night” 14 September 2021.

Presentation at a seminar on Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, 27 April 2023.