Professor Morgera contributes to international initiatives on climate change, environment and human rights

Feb 2021 — In recent months, Prof Elisa Morgera — Director of the One Ocean Hub and member of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance — has been invited to contributed to a variety of international initiatives focused on climate change, environment and human rights.

Elisa Morgera smiling at the camera 

Professor Morgera contributes to webinar on climate conferences 2019-2021

In December 2020, Prof Morgera was invited to contribute to an online seminar titled: "One year after COP 25 Santiago-Madrid: the protection of the oceans and other Climate Change issues." The seminar was organised by the Faculty of Law of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and The Institute for Research in Law of Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Santiago campus. Prof Morgera’s presentation was titled “Connecting the ocean and climate change and human rights” via the Convention on Biological Diversity” and relied on various strands of research under the Hub (Elisa’s 10-minute presentation starts at 50:50).

Professor Morgera invited to join the advisory board of the Caribbean Law Review 

Prof Morgera, Hub Director, has been invited to join the newly re-constituted Advisory Board of the Caribbean Law Review - the law journal of the Faculty of Law of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. The Review aims to problematise the relation between law and post-coloniality focusing on the Caribbean region, yet situating the Caribbean in the world. The Review seeks to be accessible to students, thinkers, practitioners, and visionaries in the region and beyond. The University of the West Indies is one of the research partners of the One Ocean Hub.

Professor Morgera invited to contribute to UN lecture series on international law 

Prof Morgera has been invited to contribute a lecture on the environment and human rights for the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law. This is part of the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law. The lecture will be recorded in spring 2021. 

Professor Morgera and former UN Special Rapporteur John Knox invited to train FAO 

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) invited Prof Morgera and former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment Prof John Knox to deliver an online training event for FAO staff, and to write a legal paper on how the inter-linkages between human rights and environmental law can support the achievement of FAO’s goals. Professor Morgera will focus on biodiversity and human rights. 

SCELG’s wider work on climate change, biodiversity and human rights 

Read more about SCELG’s wider work on climate change, biodiversity and human rights on our website.