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 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.
By Centre for Law and Environment , on 19 February 2015
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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.
By Centre for Law and Environment , on 17 February 2015
The 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.
By Centre for Law and Environment , on 29 January 2015
Enhanced 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.
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’s
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:
By Centre for Law and Environment , on 16 November 2014
Two members of the Centre who practice at the Bar have been ranked under environmental law in the latest edition of Chambers Guide.
Professor Philippe Sands QC (Matrix Chambers) is described as :
An expert in public international law. He regularly represents states in the ICJ, and a number of his cases have an environmental angle to them.
Expertise: “In an international tribunal he will know all of the judges – he is a world leader in his field.”
Professor Richard Macrory Hon QC (Brick Court Chambers) is described as :
An experienced barrister who combines his practice with a role as a professor of environmental law at University College London. He has acted in cases in the Court of Appeal and House of Lords.
Expertise: “He has a wealth of academic expertise that proves to be invaluable when you instruct him.”
By Centre for Law and Environment , on 16 November 2014
As a component of the Centre’s project investigating legal implications of blue carbon, Ben Milligan and members of the Marine Climate Change Program at Conservation International will convene a panel discussion at the IUCN World Parks Congress. The panel (Tuesday 18th November at 8:30AM) is entitled: Marine Protected Areas – Their Potential and Limits in an Era of Climate Change. It will feature contributions from marine protected area managers from Australia, Kiribati, and The Philippines. Dr Milligan will provide a broad global assessment of the relevant strengths and weaknesses of MPAs in comparison to other policy tools.
The IUCN World Parks Congress is a landmark global forum on protected areas, convened once every ten years. Building on the theme “Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions”, it presents, discusses and create original approaches for conservation and development, helping to address gaps in the conservation and sustainable development agenda. IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation, with more than 1,200 member organizations including 200+ government and 900+ non-government organizations.
By Centre for Law and Environment , on 10 November 2014
On November 5 LLM environmental law students were taken on a walking tour around the Isle of Dogs looking at how London has handled waste over the centuries.
The tour was led by Rosie Oliver, former Government environmental lawyer and now running Dotmakers Tours, providing specialized walks with an environmental theme.
The group completed the tour by using the pedestrian tunnel under the Thames to Greenwich, ending up on the foreshore of the Thames (photo) where we were able to find oyster shells and bits of clay pipes discarded several hundred years ago.