VIDEO: Session 1: Energy Justice--What and Why?, and Session 2: Energy Justice and Empowerment of Women

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date




10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Conceptual Underpinnings, Session 1: Energy Justice: What and Why?

Chair: Sarah Krakoff, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, University of Colorado at Boulder


Energy Justice and Sustainable Development; Speaker: Dr. Lakshman Guruswamy, Nicholas Doman Professor of International Environmental Law and Director, Center for Energy & Environmental Security (CEES), University of Colorado at Boulder

Concepts in Environmental Justice; Dr. Jonas Ebbesson, Professor of Environmental Law, Stockholm University and Director of the Stockholm Environmental Law and Policy Centre

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Session 2: Energy Justice & Empowerment of Women

Chair and Speaker: Dr. Barbara Farhar, Sustainable Energy Sociologist, University of Colorado at Boulder

Speaker: Dato Ambiga Sreenevasan, former President of the Malaysian Bar Council (2007-2009) and recipient of the U.S. Secretary of State's 2009 International Women of Courage Award

Speaker: Dominique Lallement, Energy Advisor & Manager, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), World Bank


Michael Kopp, Sarah Krakoff, Barbara Farhar

Streaming Media


The 2009 CEES Energy Justice Conference took place at the University of Colorado Law School on October 23rd and 24th, 2009. It featured 11 sessions, more than 40 speakers, and attracted over 200 attendees. The Conference brought together leading international and U.S. decision-makers in politics, engineering, public health, law, business, economics, and innovators in the sciences to explore how best to address the issue of Energy Justice through long-term interdisciplinary action, information sharing, and deployment of appropriate sustainable energy technologies (ASETs).

The Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law & Policy (CJIELP) at the University of Colorado Law School produced a special feature volume on the issue of Energy Justice. The special issue on Energy Justice, v. 21 no. 2 (2010), is composed of articles from various presenters at the 2009 Energy Justice Conference. It also includes a transcript of Dr. Kandeh Yumkella’s keynote address, where Dr. Yumkella eloquently provides a context for the discussion of Energy Justice (see 21 Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L. & Pol'y 277 (2010)). This volume helps frame the questions presented by Energy Justice through the different perspectives of authors.