The global energy system is complex and undergoing constant change, complicating the transition to a lower carbon future. Vermont Law School's Institute for Energy and the Environment engages with our partners such as Vermont Law's U.S. Asia Partnership for Environmental Law and our international fellows in Europe and Latin America in order to broaden the reach of our educational experience and to learn from other region's experiences.
Our courses such as Global Energy Law and Policy and Global Sustainability Field Study, which this year will focus on farm and energy sustainability in Cuba and allow 25 students and faculty to visit Havana and the Cuban countryside and observe their policies up close, allow us to offer curriculum focused on international policies and energy challenges. Recent trips and lectures have extended the reach of our energy program to China, Europe and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to countries such as Cuba, Chile, and Colombia. Below we highlight some of our global encounters.