Rafael Leal-Arcas and Stephen Minas
The aim of this chapter is to map out the governance of renewable energy and argues that effective renewable energy governance at the international level has become a major challenge of public international law. The chapter first analyzes renewable energy governance in the context of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It then examines the various international energy bodies that deal with the governance of renewables and deals with renewables in specific sectors of international/supranational law and policy, namely development, the G7/G20, multilateral trade, and lastly, the European Union as an example of the most committed region in the world to renewable energy. It concludes with a number of questions for further legal research resulting from the broad array of activity concerning renewables in international law and international organizations.