Announcements: 5 January 2024

If you would like to have something included in next week’s announcements, please email and include ‘Announcements’ in the email title. We are especially interested in submissions outside of Europe and North America.

Call for Abstracts, Papers, and Submissions:

OHCHR Call for Input: The impact of loss and damage from the adverse effects of climate change on human rights
The OHCHR has published a call for input to inform the Secretary-General’s analytical study on the impact of loss and damage from the adverse effects of climate change on the full enjoyment of human rights, exploring equity-based approaches and solutions to addressing the same. Deadline for inputs: 31 January, 2024 6:00PM CEST. Specific submission requirements may be found here.

Centre for Climate and Emergency Transformation – University of Bergen
Theme: Human geographies of climate change adaptation. Whether or not you have a degree in human geography, we want to hear from you if you are researching climate change adaptation through a human geography lens. Abstracts must be between 100 and 300 words. Deadline: 31 January, 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: 7 January, 2024. See more here.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (predoctoral researcher)
You will be a part of the CURIAE VIRIDES project, funded by the European Research Council. The project utilizes an interdisciplinary conceptual framework, positioned at the intersections of sustainable development law, (ecological) economics, and (ecological) litigation within the context of global value chains. The project is carried out within the Centre for Environment, Economy and Energy (C3E) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG). Application deadline: 10 January, 2024. See more here.

Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) (postdoctoral specialist)
SNAPP is looking for a postdoctoral carbon specialist, to work on Sustainable Cattle Ranching in Colombia. The Postdoctoral Carbon Specialist will collect, manage and analyze data to assess the carbon sequestration potential of protection, restoration, and improved management of habitats in Colombia and its interactions with biodiversity and socioeconomic variables. Application deadline: 15 January, 2024. See more here.


Book Launch: Liability for Environmental Harm to the Global Commons (online)
In their recent book published by Cambridge University Press in 2023 on Liability for Environmental Harm to the Global Commons, Neil Craik, Tara Davenport and Ruth Mackenzie examine emerging and prospective international legal rules addressing liability for environmental harm to areas beyond national jurisdiction. Come join us for a Panel Discussion on the main findings of the book featuring the authors, with comments from renowned climate change and oceans law experts! Date: 10 January, 2024 at 9-10:30am EST. Register here.

Participatory governance for scaling-up Nature-based solutions (online)
In the context of dual biodiversity and climate crisis, Nature-based Solutions (NbS) involve working with nature to address societal challenges, with benefits for both biodiversity and people. This seminar presents insights from a fast-paced, solutions-focused interdisciplinary project at the University of Oxford on Scaling-up Nature-based Solutions in the UK. This work is part of a larger NERC-funded project called the Agile Initiative which aims to revolutionise how research is able to respond to urgent global environmental policy and practice challenges. Date: 18 January, 2024 at 1:15PM CET. Register here.

New Publications/Releases:

Article: The BBNJ Agreement: Through the Prism of Deep-Sea Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems, Sarah Lothian; Ocean Development & International Law. Read here.

Article: The energy transition at a critical juncture, Oliver Hailes and Jorge E Viñuales; Journal of International Economic Law. Read here.

Blog: Why geoengineering is a human rights nightmare, Isabella Kaminski; The Wave. Read here.

Chapter (open access): What Can I Do about the Climate Emergency? Rebecca Solnit. Read here.

News Article: Could 2024 be the year nature rights enter the political mainstream? Jonathan Watts; The Guardian. Read here.

Podcast Episode: Global and US Methane Emissions Reduction Progress, CleanLaw: Harvard Environmental & Energy Law Podcast. Listen here.