From 2 to 6 July 2018 the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance will host the 2018 instalment of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, titled“The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: Innovation, Risk and Resilience”, in Glasgow, Scotland: web page available here.
Technology and innovation are often heralded as a source of solutions to global environmental problems. There is no doubt that technology and innovation create opportunities, but they also pose challenges and carry risks. This conference will explore the role of law and governance in better leveraging these opportunities, distributing the benefits that arise therefrom, and managing the associated challenges and risks. In particular, the Colloquium will explore the following areas with a view of discussing the relationship between technology & innovation and resilience:
- Biodiversity and traditional knowledge
- Climate change
- Land, food and agriculture
- Sustainable development
As you can see freshwater will feature prominently in the Colloquium.
Confirmed key note speakers include the following leading environmental law and governance experts:
- John Knox, Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment
- Hilal Elver, Special Rapporteur on Right to Food
- Maria Lee, University College London
- Joanne Scott, European University Institute
- Baskut Tuncak, Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes
- Geert van Calster, KU Leuven
Finally, a limited number of scholarships is available for participants attending from lower income economies.