LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy students discuss the entry into force of the Paris Agreement

LLM's Residential Session, New Lanark

Strathclyde LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy coming from Fiji, Costa Rica, Namibia, Kenya, Brazil, Canada, South Africa and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, representing industry, civil society, government and international organisations gathered at their first residential session between 3 and 8 October 2016. The residential session took place in the week in which the Paris Agreement reached the necessary threshold for it to enter into force. Climate change is one the areas of expertise of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance and the LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy is just one of its climate change related activities. Climate change features prominently in the BENELEX project, led by Prof Elisa Morgera, and SCELG has organised in January 2016 one of the first events to discuss the aftermath of the Paris Agreement.

An outstanding cohort

Dr Francesco Sindico, Director of SCELG and Programme Director of the Strathclyde LM in Climate Change Law and Policy commented from New Lanark, where the residential session is taking place:

This year we have an outstanding cohort. The geographical and professional background spread of our candidates is mind-blowing! Teaching on this programme is always a pleasure, but also a responsibility. With the Paris Agreement entering into force and the implementation challenges ahead, there is an urgent need for more capacity in climate change law. What the programme has always aimed is to deal with this capacity building need and to provide our students with an important and much needed climate change law and policy toolkit. I am confident that our alumni and this year’s cohort will play an important part in the implementation of the Paris Agreement, both at an international and national level.” Dr Francesco Sindico

The Strathclyde LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy is a blended learning programme offered by the Law School. Students come to Scotland for one week in October (sessions taught at the New Lanark Mill Hotel) and one week in January (sessions taught in Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre) with the rest of the teaching done via distance learning.

Students from the LLM Climate Change Law and Policy