Good luck to all of our students!

By Centre for Law and Environment , on 30 March 2015

climate changeA picture from our happy final class on climate change – now it’s on to revision and essay writing.

See more on our LLM – http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/law-environment/teaching-courses/

Using satellite data for environmental enforcement

By Centre for Law and Environment , on 28 March 2015

Technology isunnamed increasingly making it possible for us to go back in time to see what happened in a specific place at a particular moment. Archives of data from Earth observation technologies, including satellites, can provide historical evidence that would otherwise be unavailable. Looking ahead, these technologies will increasingly offer near real-time surveillance (including video surveillance from space).   Between 2010 and 2014 the Centre for Law and the Environment conducted ground-breaking research funded by the UK Space Agency, AHRC and ESRC on the potential of earth observation technologies as a enforcement tool.  The lead academics Ray Purdy (Hon Senior Research Associate with the Centre)  and Ray Harris (Emeritus Professor at UCL Dept of Geography) are now turning the research into practical reality with the launch of an independent consultancy Air and Space Evidence.  The initiative , the first of its kind in the world, received considerable publicity in the national press and on television.

The satellite image provides evidence of illegal waste operations



PIEL conference

By Centre for Law and Environment , on 5 March 2015

The Centre for Law and the Environment is delighted to be supporting (with others) the annual Public Interest Environmental Law conference again this year.

Satisfying consumption: Trade and the environment will take place 9-6 on Thursday 9 April – for tickets and details, see http://www.piel.org.uk/.

UCL-KCL Postgraduate Environmental Law Symposium examines key environmental challenges

By Centre for Law and Environment , on 2 March 2015

The intensification of environmental crisis and the shifting terrain of global governance provided a context of flux for the convening of environmental law academics, researchers and students in IMG_6287 (2)Bloomsbury on 18 February for the 3rd University College London-King’s College London Postgraduate Environmental Law Symposium. Hosted by the UCL Centre for Law and the Environment, the Symposium was an opportunity for PhD and masters researchers to present their work on a wide range of environmental law topics.

Read more


UCL Environmental Law LLM Graduates : Keep in touch

By Centre for Law and Environment , on 19 February 2015

UCL Environmental Law LLM Graduates :   Keep in touch

Join our new Environmental Law Alumni group on LinkedIn

The UCL Environmental Law Alumni Group provides a forum for graduates of the LLM in Environmental Law at UCL Laws, helping you to reconnect with old friends, develop your network and become part of the wider community of UCL Laws alumni from around the world.

How to join


Sheila Jasanoff gives the Haldane Lecture

By Centre for Law and Environment , on 18 February 2015

The Centre is delighted to be associated with this year’s UCL STS Haldane Lecture, ‘The Constitutional Place of Science’ by Professor Sheila Jasanoff on 12 March 2015.


New co-director of Centre for Law and the Environment

By Centre for Law and Environment , on 17 February 2015

Chiara ArmeniThe Centre for Law and the Environment is delighted to announce the appointment of Chiara Armeni as co-director. Chiara joined the faculty in 2009, and is a research associate at both the Faculty of Laws and the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources. She has wide research interests, focusing on the governance of climate change technologies and the role of precaution and participation in the mitigation of climate change. Her current research includes mechanisms for public participation in decision-making on wind energy infrastructure, and governance of geoengineering technologies.

Chiara joins Maria Lee, who has been co-director of the Centre since 2009. She replaces Richard Macrory, who has given 14 years service to developing the Centre as a focal point for the Faculty’s strength in law and governance of environmental protection, and will step down as a co-director at the end February. The Faculty is hosting a conference to celebrate Richard’s outstanding contribution to environmental law on 30 and 31 March.

World Forum Energy Summit – Enhanced Oil Recovery and Carbon Capture

By Centre for Law and Environment , on 29 January 2015


abu-dhabi-mosque-sheikh-zayed_36868_600x450-1Enhanced oil recovery is a technique for extracting the maximum amount of oil or gas from wells, and has been extensively used in the United States.  Carbon dioxide is the preferred choice of substance used in the process, and industry and governments are increasingly considering whether EOR can be combined with long term storage of carbon dioxide for climate change purposes in order to make the whole process more financially attractive.  Professor Macrory of the Centre for Law and the Environment was invited by the International Energy Agency to participate in a workshop held in Abu Dhabi on January  20 2015 as part of the World Forum Energy Summit. Professor Macrory’s presentation focussed on legal issues associated with combined EOR and long term storage,particularly on issues of classification and acceptance criteria of CO2 streams.

UCL-KCL Postgraduate environmental law symposium

By Centre for Law and Environment , on 19 January 2015

This Symposium aims to provide environmental law and governance research students the opportunity to meet, present and discuss their work in a supportive environment. The sessions will be chaired by academics from UCL, KCL and beyond, all of whom are experts in the area. The Symposium is made possible by generous funding from the Dickson Poon School of Law, the UCL Faculty of Laws and the UCL Centre for Law and the Environment

More detail and registration at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iii-ucl-kcl-postgraduate-environmental-law-symposium-tickets-14749372771


By Centre for Law and Environment , on 18 December 2014

A special conference to mark Professor Richard Macrory’smacrory_sm

contribution to the development of environmental law

Effective Enforcement of Environmental Law

at the UCL Faculty of Laws

Monday 30 March 2015 from 2 – 6pm and
Tuesday 31 March 2015 at 9am – 2pm

More about the symposium: