LawEnvironmental law & governance

Environmental law and governance are at the heart of our research, which is carried out through individual and collective projects. We focus on three key areas:

  1. environmental and energy regulation
  2. environmental justice
  3. natural resources management

Our research centre

The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance (SCELG) is a centre of academic excellence in environmental law and governance. The goal of the centre and of its members is to foster multidisciplinary and policy relevant research in International, European and national (both Scottish and English) environmental law.

SCELG also operates as a hub for excellence in PhD and postgraduate teaching programmes in environmental law and governance within the School of Law. It hosts a Visiting Researcher Programme and welcomes consultancy collaborations with public and private policy makers and stakeholders.

Our researchers

  • Francesco Sindico - Reader in International Environmental Law
  • Stephanie Switzer - Lecturer in Law and Programme Director of the LLM in International Law and Sustainable Development

Areas of interest

We work on a wide range of areas associated with environmental law and governance including:

  • Climate Change
  • Energy Law
  • Environment and Health
  • Environment and Human Rights
  • Environmental Planning and Regulation
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Trade, Environment and Development
  • Water Law and Policy


SCELG organises a wide range of events, including high-profile guest lectures, seminars and conferences. It works closely with the other Centres within the School of Law (Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law and Centre for Law, Crime and Justice) and with Centres and Institutes across the University.