XI Strathclyde Postgraduate Colloquium on Environmental Law and Governance 

Time: Thursday, 15 June 2023, 10:00-16:30 UK time

Venue: Room CW404 a & b, Cathedral Wing (199, Cathedral Street, Glasgow G4 0QU) 

The colloquium will be held in a hybrid format. Speakers and attendants that will participate online will be sent a zoom link ahead of the event. 

Registration is compulsory! Please register here

Draft Programme 

Panel 1 (9:00-10:30am):

Global environmental law in a climate changed world (Chair: Linda Mensah) 

  1. Protection and Restoration of Carbon Sinks through a Socio-Ecological Perspective: The Case of Peatlands in Ireland / Alessandra Accogli (University College Dublin)
  2. Climate justice: the transnational power of climate litigation / Paola Apollaro (University of Macerata)
  3. Exploring the convergence of rights violations and climate harms in adjudication / Amelia Burnette (SCELG, University of Strathclyde)
  4. Extending the transnational environmental law discourse to climate-resilient development of women: exploring the virtuous cycle of gender-responsive adaptation and socioeconomic resilience / Raihanatul Jannat (CCEEL, University of Eastern Finland) 

Discussant: 20 min

Q&A: 15 min 

Comfort break (15 min)

Panel 2 (10:45am – 12:15pm):

Nature and biodiversity protection in global environmental law (Chair: David Kothamasi) 

  1. Thinking infrastructurally the ocean: a way forward to foster the human-ocean nexus in ocean governance / Vonintsoa Rafaly (University of Copenhagen)
  2. The introduction of ‘ecological compensation’ in the management of marine protected areas in China / Xie Jiarui (Wuhan University)
  3. Judges in white coats? How courts assess EIAs / Rika Fajrini (Kyoto University)
  4. Resetting the table: a question of the ownership of agricultural land in Scotland / Lin Batten (University of Strathclyde) 

Discussant: 20 min

Q&A: 15 min 

Lunch Break (12:15pm – 1:00pm) 

Panel 3 (1:00pm – 2:30pm):

Public International Law and Global Environmental Governance: traditional and (re)emerging debates (Chair: Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann) 

  1. The participation of states in environmental harm. Responsibility for breach of due diligence or complicity? / Chiara Venturini (University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’)
  2. Proving environmental harm in inter-state litigation / Francesca Sironi De Gregorio (University of Palermo)
  3. Subverting ‘civilised’ international law: a dialogic approach to decolonising international law / Iona McEntee (SCELG, University of Strathclyde)
  4. Global Climate Change Governance: negotiating the process of decolonisation / Moritz Vinken (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law) 

Discussant: 20 min

Q&A: 15 min

Coffee break (2:30pm – 3:00pm)

Panel 4 (3:00pm – 4:30pm):

Global Environmental Law and the Global South: Anything to Learn by the Global North? (Chair: Saskia Vermeylen)

  1. Understanding the state of water in India: An unequal crisis, the law, and the governance landscape / Kanika Jamwal (National University of Singapore)
  2. Disentitling the indigenous peoples and local communities: locating the retrogressive trends within Indian biodiversity law / Alphonsa Jojan (University of Newcastle, Australia)
  3. Back to the roots: the role of support structures in climate litigation in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico / Carlotta Garofalo (University of Graz) 

Discussant: 20 min

Q&A: 15 min 

For any questions, please liaise with iona.mcentee@strath.ac.uk and scelg@strath.ac.uk