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Climate Change Litigation InitiativeDenmark

Birgitte Egelund Olsen

Birgitte Egelund Olsen is professor of Law at Aarhus University and President of the Danish Environment and Food Board of Appeal (a specialized administrative ‘court’). She is a member of the Danish Energy Board of Appeal and until 2019, she was Chairperson of the Danish Wind Turbine Valuation Authority. In 2010 she received the Jorck’s Foundation award for her work in environmental and climate law. In 2014 she received a Fulbright Scholarship to continue her studies in policy mixes for wind energy development. Birgitte is specialized in energy, climate and environmental law, but has written widely on issues of EU and WTO law. Currently, her work emphasizes on analyzing various policy designs and regulatory mechanisms that may help governments and businesses to detect appropriate policy incentives to facilitate sustainable transitions to a low carbon society. She has published widely on issues of renewable energy and community acceptance and engagement. More recently, she has been engaged in the EU funded Baltic Integrid project (2015-2019) on the potential for offshore grid and wind development in the Baltic Sea region. Currently, she is engaged in a Norwegian-based project on Designing a Refined Legal Framework for Offshore Wind in the North Sea Basin (DeWindSea).