United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to establish a collaboration on innovative teaching of international environmental law, as well as to arrange for internships at UNITAR for students on the new on-campus LLM in Global Environmental Law and Governance.
The collaboration with UNITAR provides an innovative ways to share knowledge and build capacities in various areas of international environmental law. SCELG will learn a lot from UNITAR’s experience in developing online training programmes and SCELG looks forward to sharing its research to contribute to new UNITAR courses.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
We have an ongoing collaboration with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). IIED Senior Research Dr Lorenzo Cotula is on the Advisory Board of the BeneLex project. In addition, we have participated in IIED expert meetings.
In April 2016, Elisa Morgera and Daniela Diz were invited to contribute to an IIED expert meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to develop a working definition, principles and an analytical framework for the concept of "Leave No One Behind," including on the basis of international law research on fair and equitable benefit-sharing in the fisheries sector.
In November 2015, Elisa Morgera was invited to contribute to an IIED expert workshop on developing an equity framework for protected area governance, which focused on how to better understand and promote equitable protected area governance and how to measure progress towards achieving that end, and to identify opportunities for engaging in key international processes.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Several SCELG members are part of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law. In addition, Elisa Morgera and Elsa Tsioumani have been invited to join the Global Specialist Group on Access and Benefit-sharing and Related Issues, under the aegis of the IUCN Species Survival Commission and IUCN’s World Commission on Environmental Law. The Specialist Group aims to provide technical assistance to governments and stakeholders in the development of national laws.