Prof Elisa Morgera Contributes to UN-Environment course

Annual high-profile course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements at the University of Eastern Finland

6 December 2016, SCELG Director Prof Elisa Morgera was invited to contribute to the Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) organized by the UN Environment Programme at the University of Eastern Finland in November 2016. This is a high-profile two-week course on international environmental law-making and diplomacy that is organised annually to equip present and future negotiators of multilateral environmental agreements with the information and experiences of others in the area of international environmental law-making in order to improve the impact and implementation of these key treaties.

The Course also serves as a forum for fostering cooperation between developed and developing country negotiators; and for taking stock of recent developments in the negotiation and implementation of multilateral environmental agreements and diplomatic practices in this field. The ultimate aim of the Course is to improve environmental negotiation capacity and governance worldwide.

Prof Morgera was invited to deliver a session on compliance under international biodiversity-related agreements, and participate in a roundtable on MEA synergies. Her contributions to the course will be made available as videos on the UNEP online platform “InformMEA”.

Research-led teaching

Prof Morgera is the Director of the new LLM in Global Environment Law and Governance, which aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to critically understand the interactions of a multitude of continuously sub-specialising, complex and multi-layered regimes of international, EU, regional, national and sub-national environmental law, including the customary laws of indigenous peoples and local communities

Prof Morgera also contribute to the teaching of the LLM in Sustainable Development and International Law and of the LLM Climate Change Law and Policy.