The Law School and the 2018 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium
July2018: The University of Strathclyde Law School successfully hosted and organised the 2018 instalment of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium. The gathering, which has run every year since 2003, arrived in the United Kingdom for the first time in 2018 after the Law School bid for it in 2014.
The Colloquium’s theme was “The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: Innovation, Risk and Resilience”, which chimed well with Strathclyde’s strategic themes and with the mission of the event’s venue: the Technology and Innovation Centre. With over 400 participants and 66 parallel sessions over three days, the event was one of the largest of its kind in the field of environmental law and governance. The event has undoubtedly raised the international profile of the University of Strathclyde Law School and its Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) in this important field of law.