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Calls for Abstracts, Papers, and Submissions:
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK (abstracts)
UCC is hosting an international conference entitled ‘Child/youth-friendly climate justice: progress and opportunities.’ Papers are invited across disciplines on a broad variety of themes, including the best interests of children and the climate crisis, the participation and action of young environmental activists, children North and South, post-colonial approaches, and the sustainable development goals. The conference will be held on 30 September – 1 October 2024 at University College Cork. Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words, plus a short bio of no more than 200 words, and sent to email@example.com by 12 December 2023 using the subject headline conference24.
UN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE (submissions)
Following this year’s Human Rights Council resolution on climate change and human rights, the OHCHR is working on a study on the impact of loss and damage on human rights, and equity-based approaches and solutions for addressing loss and damage. Input should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, deadline: 31 January 2024. See more here.
EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW ANNUAL CONFERENCE (abstracts)
ESIL’s annual conference’s 2024 theme is ‘technological change and international law,’ and will be hosted in Vilnius, Lithuania from 4-6 September 2024. 500-word abstracts plus a 100-word biography submissions are presently being accepted. Agora themes include ‘Environment, Ecological Disasters, and Technology in International Legal Context,’ ‘Forensic Activism – New Technologies in Human Rights, Migration and Criminal Justice,’ and ‘Oceans/Outer Space – Sensing, Constructing, and Commodifying the Global Commons.’ Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2024. See more here.
GREEN DIPLOMACY (blogs)
Green Diplomacy has launched a new call for papers to highlight new perspectives on Green Rights in international environment law. Contributions should take the form of short articles (1000-2000 words). Articles can be submitted as long as this call for papers is online on the Green Diplomacy Blog’s website. Upon acceptance, publications will be planned according to the blog’s program and priorities.
CLIMATE CHANGE AND MIGRATION INTEREST GROUP (interest group members)
The newly formed ICON•S interest group in Climate Change & Migration invites new members to join and contribute to the group’s activities and research. The group provides a forum for collaborative research on domestic, regional, and international policy and legal responses to issues lying at the intersection of climate change and migration. More information can be found here. Send questions and expressions of interest to email@example.com or one of the conveners.
UN WORKING GROUP ON THE RIGHTS OF PEASANTS (UN members)
UN Working Group on the rights of peasants and those in rural areas, supporting the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants, are seeking five members, one per region. Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2023. See more here.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL (PhD)
The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks applicants for the Don and Jennifer Holzworth Premier Fellowship to start the Fall semester of 2024. The Fellowship will support a PhD student to research climate change issues involving immediate, practical policy or real-world implementation impact potential. The Fellowship provides full support (tuition, fees, insurance, and a strongly competitive stipend) for up to three years, and flexibility to work on issues that will be impactful for climate change policy. Environmental Sciences & Engineering at UNC is in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, giving their department a unique ability to conduct research connecting environmental engineering and science with human health and policy. Interested PhD applicants should submit their application by 12 December 2023. See more here.
DOUGHTY STREET CHAMBERS AND THE SABIN CENTER (webinar)
Advisory Opinions on Climate Change before the ICJ, IACtHR and ITLOS webinar. Harj Narulla will chair a discussion with four leading experts in climate law and public international law on the highly consequential Advisory Opinions on climate change currently before the International Court of Justice, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Panelists will consider the Advisory Opinions individually and collectively, and reflect on the ways in which they will frame climate litigation in domestic and international fora in coming years. Date: 16 November 2023, 14:30-15:30 GMT. See more here.
UCLA PROMISE INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (in person and webinar)
The Climate Emergency and Human Rights – responding to an official request from Chile and Colombia, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights is preparing an Advisory Opinion on the Climate Emergency and Human Rights. The Court asked the Promise Institute’s E. Tendayi Achiume, Alicia Miñana Professor of Law at UCLA Law, MacArthur Fellow and former UN Special Rapporteur on Racism (2017-2022) to provide an expert opinion on the matter. Working with students from the International Human Rights Clinic under Clinic Director S. Priya Morley, Human Rights in the Americas Director Joseph Berra, and Promise Europe Executive Director Kate Mackintosh, Professor Achiume and the Promise team have prepared a submission to be filed with the Court. Date: 16 November 2023, 12:15 Pacific Time. Register here.
Book: Climate Migration: Critical Perspectives for Law, Policy, and Research – edited by Calum Nicholson and Benoit Mayer
Order online via Bloomsbury and use the discount code GLR AQ7 to get 20% off.
Report: UN Environment Programme’s 2023 Adaptation Gap Report – it finds that progress is slowing on all fronts, and the current adaptation finance gap is now estimated to be US$194-366 billion per year. See more here.
Report: COP28 Policy Brief: Centering Child Rights at COP28, asks of UNFCCC Party Negotiators, prepared by members of the Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative. See here.
Article: Mass deforestation as a crime against humanity? Pauline Martini and Maud Sarliéve, International and Comparative Law Quarterly. See here.
Article: Revisiting the energy justice framework: Doing justice to normative uncertainties. N. Van Uffelen, B. Taebi, and Udo Pesch, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. See here.
Article: Building the Concept of Just Transition in Law: Reflections on its Conceptual Framing, Structure and Content. Hana Müllerová, Eva Balounová, Oliver C. Ruppel, and Larissa Jane H. Houston, Environmental Policy and Law. See here.
News Article: Tripartite Nature Agreement between feds, B.C. government and First Nations announced, Ecojustice Canada. See here.