Announcements: 24 November 2023

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Calls for Abstracts, Papers, and Submissions:

UEF’s 8th Annual Energy Transitions Conference is back. Join us for a thought-provoking exploration of crucial topics in the energy transition. Date: 27-28 June, 2024. An expression of interest should take the form of a title and an abstract (100-200 words) and be sent by 16 February, 2024. See more here.

Oxford University Press is looking for reporters from specific jurisdictions and regions to help update and maintain coverage of domestic court decisions involving public international law issues in our International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC) module of Oxford Reports on International Law. We are looking for new reporters from Asia, Australia, Ireland, The Netherlands, Scandinavia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. See more here.


CLIENT EARTH (Communications Director)
ClientEarth is looking for a new Global Director of Communications Policy at its London Office. You will lead our global and digital teams; corporate communications and brand; and public affairs and policy. You will have the freedom to develop and build our approach to communications in a way that maximizes our brand awareness and impact as an organization. Deadline: 4 December, 2023. See more here.

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS (Associate Professor)
The Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) in the School of Earth and Environment is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated academic with a focus on environmental change to join our world-leading team as an Associate Professor of Environmental Change. Deadline: 13 December, 2023. See posting here.

The School of Law and MaREI: the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, is delighted to announce a PhD studentship funded by the Marine Institute (ROI) as part of the interdisciplinary research project “Co-existence and Co-location in shared island Marine governance” (CoCoMar). The successful candidate will research the topic of “Reconciling regulatory requirements with restoration requirements in the EU Environmental Liability Directive.” Deadline: 15 December, 2023. See here.

Funded 4-year PhD studentship to start in September 2024 or January 2025. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, talented and enthusiastic researcher to conduct interdisciplinary research in order to advance thinking within the area of blue-green humanities. This PhD project will address this environmental history research gap via detailed examination centered upon the context-specific elements from flood stories that made the flood mitigation/adaptation options successful (or not) within sources such as the ‘earth-diver’ motif in the Northeastern United States, the Maya Deluge Myth and the Four Flood Myth Traditions of Classical China. Deadline: 24 January, 2024. See here.


Taking on Climate Obstruction on Loss and Damage and Adaptation (online)
Please join the Climate Social Science Network on 27 November, 2023 for an event on climate obstruction, loss and damage, and adaptation in honor of the late Professor Saleemul Huq. Register here.

Climate Justice, Loss and Damage: Challenges and Cases (online)
The American Bar Association’s Environment, Energy and Resources Section is hosting a webinar to discuss COP’s loss and damage mechanism and its transitional committee. Panelists include GNHRE’s Deputy Director, Maria Antonia Tigre. Date: 28 November, 2023. Register here.

First Steps of Strategic Litigation & Climate Justice in Africa (online)
Natural Justice is hosting a webinar with four objectives: to inform on crucial elements in communications with government, corporations, and mining companies; provide practical tips on drafting persuasive letters of demand; discuss key legal arguments for effective communication; and explore ways to mitigate impact on communities or clients. Date: 30 November, 2023 at 4pm SAST. Register here.

New Publications/Releases:

Article: Ambitious climate targets and emission reductions in cities: a configurational analysis, Matteo Roggero, Jan Fjornes, and Klaus Eisenack, Climate Policy. See here.

Article: Legal limits to the use of CO2 removal, Rupert F. Stuart-Smith, Lavanya Rajamani, Joeri Rogelj, and Thom Wetzer, Science. See here.

Book: Encountering Ideas of Place in Education: Scholarship and Practice in Place-based Learning, edited by Emma Rawlings Smith and Susan Pike. “Using empirical research on learning across education systems, each chapter highlights different concepts of place in various contexts such as environments, understandings of place like those experienced by communities and opportunities for embedding place in learning.” See here.

Report: Broken Record, Emissions Gap Report 2023, UNEP. Read here.

Report: Environmental Rule of Law: Tracking Progress and Charting Future Directions, UNEP. Read here.

Report: Renewable Energy & Human Rights Benchmark 2023, from the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. Read here.

Report: Richest 1% emit as much planet-heating pollution as two-thirds of humanity, Oxfam America. Read here.