Announcements: 9 February 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 of York, England – Gender, Climate Change and Activism against Natural Resource Extraction in the Global South (papers/contributions)
The Workshop, among other things, aims to bring to light the everyday, local and context-specific dimensions of rural environmental movements, climate change activism,  the political struggles that underpin these and the complexities of seeking ‘climate justice’ that overlaps with social dynamics of land, gender, class, race and ethnicity. Most significantly, it will generate a comparative framework and bring together empirical evidence across various continents, pushing existing research agendas on this subject in a more expansive, globally relevant direction. 300-word abstracts should be sent by 29 February, 2024. See more here.

University of Exeter, England – Interdisciplinary Explorations of Ecocide in Times of War and Peace
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Cornwall, in the University of Exeter and the Exeter Centre for Environmental Law invite you to a one-day workshop to explore the variety of socio- political, economic and legal dimensions of ecocide, especially as they relate to environmental justice claims. We invite the submission of 250-300 word abstracts on the theme of the conference from scholars, lawyers, and practitioners who are working within Law, Humanities and/or Social Sciences. Doctoral candidates and early career researchers are especially welcome to apply. Abstract deadline: 31 March, 2024. See more here.

University of Leiden, The Netherlands – H2OLAW Law-Science Interfaces within the Law of the Sea and Fresh Water Law (abstracts)
We are pleased to invite abstracts for the conference ‘H2OLAW – Law-Science Interfaces within the Law of the Sea and Fresh Water Law’ hosted by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University. The conference will take place on 26 and 27 September 2024 at Leiden University in the Netherlands. This event will mark the start of a multi-year research project led by Dr Hilde Woker and Dr Jason Rudall, funded by a Dutch government starting grant. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and be sent by 31 March, 2024. See more here.


Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands (PhD)
Research project: Climate justice before courts. The envisioned PhD project will engage with the topic of political and legal philosophy in relation to the appropriate role of courts in climate policymaking. Although the candidate will work mostly with the methods of legal and political philosophy, they are also expected to engage with legal theory and legal sociological discussions concerning the topic, as well as with European and international climate litigation cases. Application deadline: 19 February, 2024. See more here.

Emory University, USA (Fellowship)
The Turner Environmental Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law is seeking applications for its 2024-2026 Postgraduate Environmental Law Fellowship. The fellowship is offered as a two-year position, with the possibility of renewal for an additional one-year term. The Turner Clinic Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for a recent law school graduate to gain experience in environmental advocacy, policy development, and clinical education, with a specialized focus on clean and sustainable energy, regenerative agriculture and local food systems, natural resource protection, and environmental justice. Application deadline: 14 March, 2024. See more here.


In Their Own Words: Plaintiffs & Their Lawyers Speak About Youth Climate Cases, Part 4 – Juliana v US (online)
The University of British Columbia’s Centre for Law and the Environment is hosting their final youth climate case webinar. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear directly from the young people and their counsel who are trying to hold their governments legally accountable for their contributions to the climate crisis! Join us on February 14, 2024 from 12:30 to 2 pm PST as we hear insights from lawyer Andrea Rodgers and youth plaintiff Alex Loznak on the case Juliana v US. Further details of the event and registration links can be found here.

Publishing in English as a Second Language (online)
The Postgraduates in Latin American Studies is hosting an online talk about Publishing in English as a Second Language, a chat directed to Latin American researchers to explore the barriers and opportunities Latin American Scholars face in English-speaking universities to present and publish their research. This chat is free to attend and will be held on Zoom. Date: 21 February, 2024 at 5:00PM GMT. Register here.

Justice in Finance for Climate Change Adaptation and Loss and Damage (in person, Germany and online)
Free University Berlin is hosting the workshop ‘Justice in Finance for Climate Change Adaptation and Loss and Damage,’ organized by adjustClimate Analytics and IRI THESys. The event will be over two days: February 22-23, 2024. Registration is free. Please contact Carolin Heiler (cheiler[at] by February 15th, indicating your interest in participation and specifying whether you plan to attend in person or virtually. See more here.

New Publications/Releases:

Article: Mutually-Engaged Wolf-Human Relations: Indigenous Human Rights and Wild Animal Rights in the United States, Kimberley J. Graham; Environmental Rights Review. Read here.

Article: Measuring It, Managing It, Fixing It? Data and Rights in Transnational and Local Climate Change Governance, Laura Mai; Transnational Environmental Law. Read here.

Blog: The unique character of African climate litigation, Isabella Kaminski; The Wave. Read here.

Book: Implementing International Environmental Law and Policy – An Interactive Approach to Environmental Regulation, Joanna Miller Smallwood; Routledge. Access here.

News Article: ICC prosecutor wants court to try ‘environmental crimes,’ France24. Read here.

Podcast: Hopeful Environmental Episode – Youth vs Government: How Youth Activism and Legal Action Are Changing the World for the Better with Professor Randall S. Abate. Listen here.