Announcements: 1 December 2023

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Calls for Abstracts, Papers, and Submissions:

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 by 12 December, 2023 using the subject headline conference24.

Call for papers for the second issue of the Environmental Rights Review. We are looking for articles, opinions, case notes, and book reviews on the issue of animal rights. Deadline: 28 December, 2023. Contact See more about the ERR here.

We invite participants at the 31st ANZSIL Annual Conference in Melbourne Australia to consider the impact of periods of crises on the development of international law and institutions, and whether the focus on crises has led to conflicts, or renewed cooperation, within the discipline. The Organising Committee invites paper submissions and panel proposals in any area of public and private international law relevant to the Conference theme. Abstracts should be of no more than 250 words and a biographical note of no more than 200 words, to be submitted by 12 February, 2024. The 31st Annual Conference will be held 3 July – 5 July, 2024. See more here.


British Institute of International and Comparative Law (Research Fellow)
BIICL wishes to appoint a Research Fellow to work on its Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation project. This is a full-time post, initially for 12 months, with possibility for extension, in London, England. Application deadline: 17 December, 2023. See more here.

OECD (Young Associate)
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is seeking a Young Associate in their Environmental and Climate Policies division, as part of the Environment Directorate, for a two-year fixed term appointment in Paris, France. Application deadline: 21 December, 2023. See more here.

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (Analyst)
The Grantham Institute is seeking an Analyst for its Transition Pathway Initiative Centre to provide high-quality and rigorous analysis by collecting quantitative and qualitative data on sovereign bond issuers, developing existing guidance to assess 60+ indicators and metrics, and more in London, England. Application deadline: 1 January, 2024. See more here.


Litigating the Environment: Process and Procedure before International Courts and Tribunals, Book Launch (in person)
Centre for International Law and Governance, Copenhagen is hosting a book discussion with Justine Bendel who will present her latest book Litigating the Environment: Process and Procedure before International Courts and Tribunals (E. Elgar) on 4 December, 2023 in room 8A-0-57, Njalsgade 76, ground floor, 2300 Copenhagen. Register here.

Overview of the Recent Changes to the Energy Storage Regime in EU Law (webinar)
Thanks to the adoption of the 2019 Electricity Market Directive, energy storage is now defined and the basic rules for this activity have been set. Since then, the intensity of law-making in the EU with regards to energy storage has only increased. During this webinar, Dr. Romain Mauger will provide an analysis of recent and ongoing legal changes, painting a picture of the legal regime for energy storage in the electricity system in the EU. Date: 5 December, 2023 at 1:00PM CET. Register here.

Climate Law and Governance Specialisation Course (in person and online)
Seeking an international specialisation in climate law and governance? Through this half-day course during UNFCCC COP28, earn a certification from the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), with leading speakers from UN-Environment, the IUCN, the EBRD and other partners, taught by top experts. This one of a kind training course takes place during the COP28 on 7 December, 2023 both in-person at the University of Dubai and online. Register here.

The Climate Classroom @ COP28: Climate Change and the Oceans (online)
The Climate Classroom is a short interactive learning experience designed to help those attending or following climate meetings get quickly up-to-speed on important climate issues. The Climate Classroom @ COP28 will be UN CC:Learn’s 11th edition and each day throughout COP our team of experts will deliver a series of free online classes that introduce learners to a range of climate change topics – allowing delegates, professionals, and other interested parties to follow and contribute to climate discussions. Date: 11 December, 2023 at 10:00AM CET. Register here.

New Publications/Releases:

Article: How are climate policies assessed in emerging economies? A study of ex-ante policy appraisal in Brazil, China, and India, by Jin Qin, Cormac Lynch, Peter Barbrook-Johnson, Pablo Salas, Guanyu Yang, Michel Ferreira Cardia Haddad, Femke Nijsse, Roberto Pasqualino, and Jean-François Mercure; Climate Policy. Read here.

Article: How colonial rule radically shifts historical responsibility for climate change; Carbon Brief. Read here.

Blog: COP28: A Crucial Crossroads for Fossil Fuel Phaseout and Human Rights; Center for International Environmental Law. Read here.

Briefing: Investor-state dispute settlements: a hidden handbrake on climate action; International Institute for Environment and Development. Read here.

Press Release: Panama’s Supreme Court upholds rights of nature, declares country’s largest copper mine unconstitutional; Earth Law Center. Read here.

Special Issue: Emerging Issues in Loss and Damage for Vulnerable States; Review of European, Comparative & Environmental Law Vol 22(3). See here.

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