Law, Sustainable Energy Use and Protection of Cultural Heritage

Background
The legal protection of cultural heritage has not been receiving adequate attention. Culture heritage values may be affected when retrofitting buildings to increase energy efficiency or installing solar cells.

Aims
The aim is to identify where the law is not constructed in a way that enables the goals of energy efficiency and protection of culture heritage value to be jointly reached. The research also aims to contribute with suggestions on how the law can be improved to ensure culture heritage protection in the transition towards more energy efficient building stock.

Approaches
It is an interdisciplinary project. We have both an internal and external approach to the law.

Keywords
Culture value, culture heritage value, energy efficiency, sustainable energy use

Research Group

Anna Christiernsson, Assistant Professor in Environmental Law, Department of Law, Stockholm University

Melina Malafry, postdoc climate and energy law, Department  of law, Uppsala University

Mia Geijer, Assistant professor of Cultural Conservation, Department of Art History, Uppsala University

Tor Broström, Professor of Cultural Conservation, Department of Art History, Uppsala University

Links and references

https://rekoforskning.se/