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Stephen Minas

Assistant Professor of Law
School of Transnational Law, Peking University

Stephen Minas is an assistant professor of law at the School of Transnational Law, Peking University and senior research fellow at the Transnational Law Institute, King’s College London. Stephen’s work focuses on the mobilization of clean energy, technology and finance for sustainable development through EU, international and private law. Stephen is additionally a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and the Young Academics Network of FEPS.

Subjects: Law

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Energy law
    Climate change law
    Financial law
    The law of the sea
    Public international law
    Private international law
    Transnational commercial law
    Transnational legal theory


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Water Law

Review: Aquaculture Law and Policy: Global, Regional and National Perspectives

Published: May 30, 2017 by Water Law
Authors: Stephen Minas

Today’s global marine environment is confronted by the challenges of intensifying and often competing uses of the seas. In addition to competition to exploit recently discovered, and perhaps newly accessible, non-living resources, novel applications of technology such as marine renewable energy are further expanding the human footprint on the oceans. With the growing use of the oceans comes pollution and biodiversity depletion.

FEPS Studies

The Future of EU Climate Change Technology and Sustainable Energy Diplomacy

Published: Oct 19, 2016 by FEPS Studies
Authors: Stephen Minas

The Paris Agreement has the potential to be a major inflection point in the global response to climate change. The Agreement explicitly locates primary regulatory agency and implementation concerning climate mitigation at the national level, through Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and is also significant for enhancing the role of non-state actors in the UNFCCC process. The EU contributed to ambitious outcomes at the Paris conference.

Oxford Yearbook of European Law

Mapping the International and European Governance of Renewable Energy

Published: Jul 20, 2016 by Oxford Yearbook of European Law
Authors: Rafael Leal-Arcas and Stephen Minas

The aim of this article is to map out the governance of renewable energy and argues that effective renewable energy governance at the international and European level has become a major challenge of public international law and European Union (EU) law.

Emergence: Complexity & Organization

China's Climate Change Dilemma: Policy and Management for Conditions of Complexity

Published: May 30, 2012 by Emergence: Complexity & Organization
Authors: Stephen Minas

The nature of China’s climate change dilemma is well-known: Climate change is exacerbating environmental devastation in China, but expanding mitigation efforts would pose new challenges to continuing economic development. National environmental measures often face strong resistance from sub-national authorities, which are incentivized by highly stable growth and development goals. This paper applies complexity theory to China’s climate change dilemma.

UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal

'Kill Fewer, Kill Carefully': An Analysis of the 2006 to 2007 Death Penalty Reforms in China

Published: May 30, 2009 by UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal
Authors: Stephen Minas

Starting on January 1, 2007, the Supreme People's Court has been charged with reviewing every death sentence pronounced by lower courts in the People's Republic of China. This reform, together with provisions instituted in January 2007 that address death penalty review, are dramatic moves to strengthen procedural justice in death penalty cases. There are indications that these reforms have significantly decreased the execution rate in China.