Remembering Our Academy Colleagues

flower memorialIt is with tremendous sadness that we mourn the death of Associate Professor Anita Rønne who died on 13th December after a short illness.

Anita was employed at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen from 1985 and was a highly respected and well liked member of the IUCN Academy. Her expertise in Energy law, Climate Change Law and International Environmental Law meant that her work intersected with the work of many of our members and she was a good friend and colleague to many more.

Anita had many collaborators in Denmark and more widely and participated in numerous international research collaborations on both conferences and publications. She was a prolific researcher including classics such as “Energy Law in Europe – National, EU and International Regulation” of which she was a co-editor.

Anita’s innovative approach to environmental law research often led the field. One of her last contributions explores smart technology and regulation. Fortunately, Anita lived to see her co-edited book on this topic "Ret SMART. Om smart teknologi og regulering” (About smart technology and regulation) published in October.

Anita was also an innovative teacher. She was, for example, one of the initiators of Copenhagen’s International Energy Law and Sustainability Masters and also taught on their Climate Change Law Masters.

We remember Anita as a very generous person, always willing to cooperate with others, and encouraging of early career academics. She will be deeply missed by our community.