Announcements: 15 December 2023

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Call for Abstracts, Papers, and Submissions:

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.

The American Bar Association’s Environment, Energy, and Resources’ magazine Natural Resources & Environment will devote its Summer 2024 issue to articles on ‘Property and the Environment.’ NR&E editors are interested in proposals that address federal, state, tribal, and international laws and policies—including statutes, regulations, common law, and treaties—as well as articles that examine this topic in the context of litigation, disputes in international tribunals and environmental justice, equity, and inclusion. Article proposal deadline: January 5, 2024. See more here.

Obstacles and problems with the implementation of the rights of nature – workshop in the context of the research project ‘nature as a legal entity.’ This year’s event asks: Who are the actors addressing in their fight for rights of nature? How do they react or counteract? What difficulties do they typically encounter during proceedings? This workshop (mostly in English) will be held 17-19 July 2024 at the University of Kassel, Germany. 250-word abstracts should be sent by 1 March, 2024. Read more here.


ILA Scholarship Fund (conference assistance)
The International Law Association has established a Scholarship Fund to help graduate and postgraduate students and early career professionals attend the ILA Regional or Biennial Conferences. The call for candidates for the ILA Biennial Conference in Athens, Greece from 25-28 June, 2024. The deadline for funding applications is January 15, 2024. See more here.

Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA Law (Project Director)
The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly energetic individual with state and federal energy law and policy practice experience to serve as Energy Law and Policy Project Director for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. This is a full-time, year-round, non-tenure track academic position with an expected start date of February 1, 2024. Application deadline: January 15, 2024 but are being examined on a rolling basis. See more here.

Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School (Clinical Fellow)
The Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School is inviting applications for a full-time Clinical Fellow.  The position will be based at the Harvard Law School campus in Cambridge, MA. Expected start date is Summer 2024, with some flexibility depending on the chosen candidate. Given the breadth of the Clinic’s work, the Fellow should be interested in, and able to, dive deeply and relatively quickly into new areas of environmental law. Application deadline: January 19, 2024. See more here.


Children as Climate Citizens (webinar)
Based on her recently published book, Kata Dozsa will present her concept of “children as climate citizens,” and provide a socio-legal approach to the participation of children in climate change matters. The Global Environmental Law Centre will host Dozsa and her research for a webinar on 18 December 2023. Register for the webinar here.

Climate Litigation in 2023 (online)
Climate litigation has continued to expand in 2023. On 19 December, 2023 at 9am EST, the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law will host an end-of-year webinar on global climate change litigation. The webinar promises a comprehensive exploration of the key themes that have emerged in 2023. With a variety of speakers from the Sabin Center’s Peer Review Network on Global Climate Change Litigation, the webinar will dissect pivotal court decisions from around the world, shedding light on the legal landscape’s evolving response to climate challenges. Register here.

New Publications/Releases:

Article: Loss and Damage, Climate Victims, and International Climate Law: Looking Back, Looking Forward, Patrick Toussaint; Transnational Environmental Law. Read here.

Article: Between Scylla and Charybdis: the implications of the human right to science for regulating the harms and benefits of environmental science and technology, Anna-Maria Hubert; The International Journal of Human Rights. Read here.

Blog: The ‘Climate Migration’ Narrative Is Inaccurate, Harmful, and Pervasive. We Need an Alternative, Samuel Huckstep and Helen Dempster; Center for Global Development. Read here.

Book: Climate Litigation and Justice in Africa, edited by Kim Bouwer, Uzuazo Etemire, Tracy-Lynn Field, and Ademola Oluborode Jegede. Purchase here.

Radio clip: NPR Weekend Edition – Remembering Saleemul Huq, the man who changed the conversation about climate change. Listen here.