Environmental Law Doctoral Researchers' Workshop fosters global knowledge exchange

In July 2021, UNSW's Faculty of Law & Justice co-hosted the inaugural Environmental Law Doctoral Researchers' Workshop, with the University of Melbourne Centre for Energy, Environment and Resources Law.

The workshop was held online, and PhD candidates from five continents participated in two days of stimulating discussion of a diverse range of issues in environmental law. Topics ranged from the regulation and monitoring of environmental harms, environmental dispute resolution, the development of norms in environmental law, the role of international investment mechanisms in improving environmental outcomes, non-human subjects of law, theories of environmental governance, and legal responses to climate change.

Participants also heard from and engaged with four established environmental law scholars about skills that are central to their craft: publishing widely and in different formats; and remaining optimistic and focussed notwithstanding the pressing environmental challenges we face.

The workshop provided participants with the opportunity to share and receive feedback on their work in a focused, constructive and supportive environment, and built a network of emerging environmental law scholars around the world.

A report on the workshop including all presentations is now available.

Expressions of interest are currently sought from PhD candidates who would like to be involved in organising the 2022 Workshop - for more information, please email 


Environmental law PhD candidates attend the Environmental Law Doctoral Researchers' Workshop

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