“The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: Innovation, Risk and Resilience”, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, Glasgow, Scotland, 2-6 July, 2018.
The Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance will host the 2018 edition of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium, titled “The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: Innovation, Risk and Resilience”, at Glasgow, Scotland, on 2-6 July, 2018. Technology and innovation are often heralded as a source of solutions to global environmental problems. There is no doubt that they create opportunities, but they also pose challenges and carry risks. This Colloquium will explore the role of law and governance in better leveraging the opportunities created by technology and innovation, distributing the benefits that arise therefrom, and managing the associated challenges and risks. In particular, the Colloquium will focus on the following areas: biodiversity and traditional knowledge; climate change; energy; freshwater; land, food and agriculture; oceans; and, sustainable development. Freshwater will feature prominently in the Colloquium. The call for abstracts, to be found at https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/strathclydecentreenvironmentallawgovernance/events/conferences/2018thetransformationofenvironmentallawandgovernanceinnovationriskandresilience/callforabstracts/, will remain open until 1 February, 2018. Registration will soon be available. To be kept abreast about any developments regarding the Colloquium, contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org