ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND GOVERNANCE: NEW IDEAS AND OLD PROBLEMS

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND GOVERNANCE: NEW IDEAS AND OLD PROBLEMS

UCD School of Law is pleased to announce its 7th Annual Postgraduate Workshop which was held on Tuesday, 28th of May in Dublin, Ireland. Papers were invited from PhD researchers on topics which fall within the broad theme of “Environmental law and governance: New Ideas and Old Problems”.

The last two centuries of rapid economic development enjoyed in various parts of the world have come at the price of serious environmental degradation on global scale. Climate change, water pollution, land degradation, species extinction and deforestation are only a few examples of a plethora of contemporary environmental issues. Laws and regulations introduced at various regulatory levels in order to tackle those problems have proved to be insufficient: many pressing environmental problems are still awaiting comprehensive regulatory frameworks successfully addressing the matter.

The idea behind this event was to bring together early career scholars researching in the area of environmental law (or other related fields) and to provide them with a platform for innovative thinking about current environmental issues. With unresolved environmental problems multiplying, it will take the creative minds of young scholars to develop new ideas of how these problems could be effectively addressed. We will particularly welcome submissions displaying a high level of originality, independent thinking and creativity in conducting legal research in environmental matters.

Researchers presenting at the Postgraduate Workshop were invited to attend an international conference on the theme of “Designing Effective Environmental Regulation: From Crisis to Transformation”, funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency and co-hosted by the UCD School of Law and the Irish Society of European Law the following day (the usual attendance fee will be waived). The conference gathered a variety of eminent international and Irish environmental scholars, with Professor Jody Freeman of Harvard Law School as keynote speaker.

 

For further information, please contact:

Kamil Piszczek, PhD Candidate, UCD School of Law E-mail: kamil.piszczek@ucdconnect.ie

Irene Bullmer, PhD Candidate, UCD School of Law E-mail: irene.bullmer@ucdconnect.ie

Yanxuedan Zhang, PhD Candidate, UCD School of Law E-mail: yanxuedanzhang@gmail.com