Announcements: 19 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:

University College Cork (proposals)
Conference theme: ‘Rights, Remedies and Restoration in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.’ The 20th annual Law and the Environment Conference at UCC will focus on various forms of environmental rights that may be asserted in law and on the full range of remedies and redress that may be available where such rights are infringed or impacted. Proposals for papers/presentations should be forwarded as soon as possible (and before the 31 January, 2024 deadline) to Prof Owen McIntyre at See more here.

Law, Environment and Development Journal (abstracts)
The LEAD Journal welcomes abstracts for its latest special issue on ’50 Years of Water Law in India: Looking Back and to the Future. This special issue will be a multi-disciplinary attempt to collectively reflect on the social life of water laws formulated during the last five decades in India and their impact on society, economy and environment. Abstracts of up to 250 words should be sent by 28 February, 2024. More details available here.

Queen’s University Belfast (abstracts)
Conference theme: ‘Agricultural Pesticides Vs Food Sustainability: A Need to Produce Ground-Breaking Knowledge from an Interdisciplinary and Dialoguing Perspective.’ Through a thorough dialogue with scientists and a range of experts in the areas of environmental law, international trade law, food sustainability, and human rights, this international conference will explore the complexity surrounding the regulation of ag-pests. Abstracts of up to 300 words should be sent by 31 March, 2024. See more here.


Greenpeace International, Remote/International (Legal Coordinator)
As a Legal Coordinator, you will play a crucial role in providing operational, tactical, and administrative support to our in-house lawyers at GPI. Your mission is to help the legal team work efficiently, ensuring the delivery of essential services to the global network of Greenpeace organisations, support the Senior Legal Project Manager in project management, and act as a liaison with external legal bodies and internal stakeholders. Deadline: 21 January, 2024. See more here.

George Washington University, Washington D.C. (Assistant Dean, Energy Law Program)
GW Law’s Environmental and Energy Law Program (E&EL Program) is the center for the Law School’s extensive and diverse environmental, energy, and sustainability law course offerings. The E&EL Program’s combined full-time and adjunct faculty teach approximately 30 energy and environmental law courses each academic year, ranging from foundational courses such as Administrative Law, Energy Law and Regulation, Oil and Gas Law, Natural Resources Law, and Environmental Law, to a wide array of advanced courses and seminars on specialized topics. First-round interviews on Zoom will begin soon. See more here.

University of Copenhagen (fully funded PhDs)
Are you a student with a dream of pursuing a PhD in the areas of climate change and the law in an international setting? Join the Centre for Climate Change Law and Governance at the University of Copenhagen. The closing date for applications is 29 February, 2024. See more here.


Global Justice Now for a Fossil Fuel Treaty (webinar)
Event: ‘Winning a Fossil-Free Future – The international fight against fossil fuels and the case for a global exit plan.’ Join us for the launch of Global Justice Now’s new UK-wide campaign for a Fossil Fuel Treaty. Our speakers will discuss the international fight against fossil fuels, the hows and whys of the treaty itself, and crucially, how you can help make the treaty happen from wherever you are in the UK. Date: 22 January, 2024 at 19:00GMT. Register here.

The University of British Columbia (webinars)
The four-part series “In Their Own Words: Plaintiffs and Lawyers Speak About Youth Climate Cases” will cover four leading youth climate cases in Canada and the US over four Wednesdays from 12:30-2:00 pm PST. The first session will be held on January 24 on Mathur v Ontario, the second will be on January 31 on La Rose v Canada, the third will be on February 7 on Held v State of Montana, and the final session in the series will be on February 14 on Juliana v USA.

Each session in the series will delve into its particular case and attendees will get to learn about the case from one of the youth plaintiffs and one of their lawyers.

Water Signatures – Danube Museum, Esztergom, Hungary (exhibit)
Kimberley Graham is the Artist-Scientist in Residence exploring human relationships with animals and nature as part of the Bridge Guard program — which aims to strengthen cultural relations between Esztergom and Štúrovo. For her project, she took water samples from five different locations (Danube River, Hron River Thermal Waters Sturovo, Primate Island floodplain Esztergom, and spring water from Sátorkőpusztai crystal cave), froze, photographed and drew the water crystals. She was inspired by the work of Veda Austin and Masaru Emoto to study water through crystallography. In English and Hungarian until 29 February, 2024. See more here.

New Publications/Releases:

Article: Developments, Opportunities, and Complexities in Global South Climate Litigation: Introduction to the Special Collection, Melanie Jean Murcott & Maria Antonia Tigre; Journal of Human Rights Practice. Read here.

Article: Economic crises as critical junctures for policy and structural changes towards decarbonization – the cases of Spain and Germany, Germán Bersalli, Tim Tröndle, Leon Heckmann & Johan Lilliestam; Climate Policy. Read here.

Article: The Multi-Dimensional Emergence of Climate-Induced Migrants in Rights-Based Litigation in the Global South, Diogo Andreolla Serraglio, Fernanda de Salles Cavedon-Capdeville, & Fanny Thornton; Journal of Human Rights Practice. Read here.

Blog: Human Rights Abuses from Carbon Credits – A Critique of “Greenwashing” Lawsuits and Additional Litigation Techniques, Anna Dell’Amico; NYU Environmental Law Journal Syndicate. Read here.

Book Chapter: The Case of Young People v Government of Ireland Supreme Court of Ireland- The Anthropocene Judgments Project: Futureproofing the Common Law (open access), Aoife Daly & Orla Kelleher, in ‘The Anthropocene judgments project – future proofing the common law.‘ Read the chapter here, access the book here.

News Article: Azerbaijan appoints no women to 28-member Cop29 climate committee, Damian Carrington; The Guardian. Read here.