This is my long-term research project. One that tries to uncover the ties between the law and a more sustainable future through the lenses of a notion that is becoming widely used these days – transition. There is a transition that involves energy and the environment with profound implications.
Revolutionizing the way we produce energy and exploit natural resources does have consequences in the way we live and entails changes in the economic and legal structures of our society. But, the kind of transition that we are facing is also the result of necessary changes in the market and in the legal order. Interactions in transitions can be very complex.
From the standpoint of social sciences and with the eye of a lawyer, I am observing the transition and trying to figure out how the law can be instrumental to achieve the results of a more sustainable set of conditions for any society to survive and prosper.
One of the intellectual venues where we expect to discuss transition and sustainable development is the newly created Ph.D. Program on Energy Transition and Sustainable Production Systems, at the University of Brescia, Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering. Stay tuned!