Wednesday 7 November 2012
945am – 6pm, Faculty of Laws, UCL
Sponsored by UCL Centre for Law and the Environment and UCL Graduate School
With reception kindly funded by Francis Taylor Building
About the event
The Symposium aims to provide research students working in the broad area of environmental law and governance the opportunity to present their work in a supportive, subject-specific environment. Anyone with an interest in the area is very welcome to attend, academics and students alike. The organisers are particularly keen for the event to allow students to meet others working on similar themes and topics.
The programme, together with abstracts, can be downloaded here.
|09:45||Coffee and registration|
Professor Richard Macrory CBE, UCL Centre for Law and the Environment
|10:15||Socio-legal, Cultural and Feminist Perspectives on Environmental Law|
|Chair: Professor Jane Holder, UCL
Irene Bullmer, University College Dublin
A socio-legal analysis of the potential difficulties of regulating climate change adaptation
Rosa Bloomberg, University of Oxford
Deepwater Horizon and the Aftermath: A Case Study of the Cultural Dynamics within Environmental Law Scholarship
Kate Wilkinson, University of Sheffield
An ecofeminist comment on the use of ‘gender’ within The Future We Want (2012)
|11:50||Parallel Sessions 1|
|1A: Environment in the WTO||1B: New Environmental Methodologies|
|Chair: Dr Frederico Ortino, KCL
Maria Alejandra Calle-Saldarriaga, University College Cork
PPMs in Environmental StandardsDeveloped By Non-State Actors: A Perspective From WTO Law And International Environmental Governance
Jingjing Zhao, University of Strathclyde
China’s biosafety regulation and its response to the relationship between WTO agreements and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Chair: Dr Liz Fisher, University of Oxford
Lucy Anderson, University of St Andrews
Sustainability Science: the future for Environmental Law?
Lizzie Fusco, Queen’s University Belfast
Ecosystem Services: a new dawn for conservation or “selling out on nature”?
|13:40||Parallel Sessions 2|
|2A: International Environmental Law||2B: Climate Change Litigation|
Chair: Professor Philippe Sands, UCL
Handa S Abidin, Edinburgh Law School
The Protection of Indigenous Peoples in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD-Plus) Under International Law
Thomas Koller, Birmingham Law School
The International Court of Justice as a creator of international environmental law
Chair: Dr Eloise Scotford, KCL
Claire Stockwell, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford
Mapping Climate Change Litigation in Three Common-Law Countries
Kim Bouwer, UCL Energy Institute
Liability for High Emitting Buildings: The Unsexy End of Climate Change Litigation
|14:50||Public Participation, Democracy and Environmental Rights|
|Chair: Dr Rachael Walsh, Trinity College Dublin
Aleksandra Bojovic, London School of Economics
Environmental Assessment and the Trade-Environment Debate: The Role of Public Participation
David Yuratich, University of Reading
Article 11(1) of the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive, public participation, and democracy in EU environmental law
Uzuazo Etemire, University of Strathclyde
The Aarhus Convention: A Viable Model for Strengthening Public Participation in Environmental Matters in Africa?
Chiara Feliziani, University of Rome (La Sapienza)
Does a fundamental right to a healthy environment exist in the EU legal order?
|Chair: Professor Joanne Scott, UCL
Eva Barrett, Trinity College Dublin
The Cases that Created A US System of Emission Regulation
Josephine van Zeben, University of Amsterdam Centre for Law & Economics
Optimal Regulatory Competence Allocation for Climate Change – A Study of the EU ETS
Drinks and canapés kindly sponsored by Francis Taylor Building.
About the Centre for Law and the Environment, Faculty of Laws, UCL
UCL Centre for Law and Environment was established to provide a focal point for the Faculty’s outstanding expertise and academic strength in the field of the environment and the law. The main goals of the Centre are to advance research and teaching and explore the role of law in meeting contemporary environmental and energychallenges.
The Faculty of Laws at UCL has a world-class reputation for research, and has been rated by the UK government in the highest categories for both research and teaching.
About KCL Dicksoon Poon School of Law
The Dicksoon Poon School of Law has enjoyed a tradition of excellence for over 175 years and is recognised globally as one of the UK’s premier law schools.