UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL-KCL Environmental Law Symposium 2020

21 February 2020, 8:30 am–5:30 pm

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Early career researchers will come together from across the globe for the Fifth UCL-KCL Environmental Law Symposium at the UCL Faculty of Laws

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UCL Laws (Gideon Schreier LT)
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens

About this event

The UCL-KCL Environmental Law Symposium is a recognised platform for early career researchers to share their ideas in an encouraging, subject-specific context with their peers.

2020 marks a critical turning point for the management of climate change and the environment. Both international and domestic legal frameworks are facing increasing pressures to meet the challenges posed by biodiversity loss, flooding, drought, human displacement, rising sea levels, and increases in greenhouse gas emissions. Calls for structural shifts in social, economic and political models are louder than they have ever been.

The diverse role of the law in meeting environmental challenges calls for a matched response in scholarship; one which reflects the multifaceted, interdisciplinary nature of a subject that is in constant evolution. The Symposium will enable us to share academic challenges within the field of environmental law, and to provide an opportunity for our growing community to collaborate and support one another’s work.

Professor Maria Lee (Co-Director of the UCL Centre for Law and Environment and Professor of Environmental Law) will provide the opening keynote, followed by four panels of diverse PhD researchers led by expert academic chairs. Topics will include marine law, international environmental law, human rights, energy governance, green finance and climate change litigation. Closing remarks will be made by Professor Stuart Bell (Dean of Social Sciences, University of York).
The UCL-KCL Environmental Law Symposium will be held at the UCL Faculty of Laws on Friday 21st February 2020. It is co-hosted by University College London’s Centre for Law and Environment and the Transnational Law Institute at King’s College London, and generously supported by the London Arts and Humanities Research Partnership.


Programme available here (subject to change)

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