The work of the OGEES Institute is organized around seven main areas of international sustainable development research, each of which is led by a Senior Research Fellow. The Institute undertakes research activities that involve interdisciplinary collaborations between law and other science and social science disciplines. The seven substantive research programs of the Institute are:
Oil and Gas
Mining, Energy and Natural Resources
Trade, Investment and Sustainable Development (including public private partnerships)
International Environmental Law and Policy
Food and Agriculture
Resource Governance, Peace and Conflict Studies
The Senior Fellows and the Director meet periodically (Energy Consortium) to discuss cross-cutting areas of sustainable development law research and how to reflect these intersections in their respective areas of research.
The Institute sponsors workshops, seminars, conferences and courses on particular topical aspects under each of its programs. The Institute strives to remain active on the international scene, particularly through its memberships of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, relationships with the Canadian Institute for Resources Law (CIRL), CORDAID Netherlands, the Section on Energy and Resources Law of the International Bar Association and affiliations with International Peace Research Networks including the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN) and the Consortium for Peace Studies, Canada.