Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance Teaching

We offer innovative, research-led and practice-oriented teaching to equip our students to:

  • assess new legal developments at different levels of governance in 12  specialised areas such as biodiversity, climate change, forests, oceans and fisheries, land, food, and water;
  • analyse cross-cutting themes across different environmental regimes including justice, human rights, and corporate accountability;
  • enhance their global employability by thinking critically and creatively about the role of law in environmental governance.

Find out more about our programmes

Based on our first-hand understanding of the role of law for multi-level environmental governance, we build students' skills and knowledge in:

  • international organisations
  • national government bodies, involved in international, EU and/or transnational environmental law matters
  • think tanks and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that operate at the international, regional, national and local level
  • other research institutions

We provide opportunities to our undergraduate, Masters and PhD students to:

  • get involved, where possible, in our research, knowledge exchange and consultancy work to receive on-the-job training, as well as strengthen their CVs and build professional networks
  • receive proactive support in pursuing international internships (which have become an almost necessary step for an international career) and employment opportunities
  • keep in touch after they have left Strathclyde, with a view to receiving further support in career development and exploring opportunities for future collaboration

Discover more about SCELG

SCELG has over 20 experts in 12 different areas of study

VI PG Colloquium

VI Strathclyde Postgraduate Colloquium for Environmental Law and Governance
- 2-3 May 2017
V PG Colloquium

BeneLex project

The BeneLex project aims to investigate the conceptual and practical dimension of benefit-sharing. To assign in equity the advantages from the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources among different stakeholders.

Labs & Incubators

Our collaborative projects for peer learning and peer review

Climate and Sustainability Project (CASP)

We coordinate an annual student-led project that explores the legal and policy links between sustainable development and climate change.


Our centre collaborates and shares research with a wide range of non-academic actors.