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Research Handbook on International Energy Law

Research Handbook on International Energy Law

Research Handbooks in International Law series

Edited by Kim Talus

International energy law is an elusive but important concept. There is no body of law called ‘international energy law’, nor is there any universally accepted definition for it, yet many specialised areas of international law have a direct relationship with energy policy. The Research Handbook on International Energy Law examines various aspects of international energy law and offers a comprehensive account of its basic concepts and processes.

Chapter 15: Renewable energy for food and water security projects in dry-land countries: Towards a model legal framework for the Qatar National Food Security Programme

Rudiger P. Tscherning

Subjects: economics and finance, transport, environment, environmental law, transport, law - academic, energy law, environmental law, human rights, international economic law, trade law, public international law, politics and public policy, human rights, urban and regional studies, transport


This chapter is intended as an introduction to the intersection between energy law and food production in dry-land countries, a group of nations where 2.3 billion of the world's population live. It discusses the concepts of food and water security, in particular the interrelationship between renewable energy and national food security objectives, by way of a study of the State of Qatar's National Food Security Programme. The chapter explores renewable energy generation in the State of Qatar, and discusses the role, challenges and opportunities of renewable energy in the emirate. It places the national food security project within the context of the energy, food and human rights chain and explores and proposes key components of a model legal framework to support it.

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