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The second issue (2011:1) of the IUCN Academy eJournal is now available on this website. The main theme of the eJournal considers the multiple dimensions of the developing application of rights-based claims, as they pertain to the environment. The issue features four major articles, 24 country reports and a book review.


We are inviting our member institutions to submit proposals to host the annual colloquium, as of 2013. The Academy's Governing Board has agreed that we should seek expressions of interest from potential host institutions for future colloquia, for the 2013 Colloquium onwards.

Please find attached the Call for Expressions of Interest for those member institutions that wish to be considered as hosts of the 2013 or 2014 colloquia. The selection will be undertaken by the Governing Board.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 April, 2011 so that a decision about the location of the 2013 and 2014 events can be announced at our July 2011 Colloquium in South Africa.

The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a university-level course on “Compliance and Enforcement of Multilateral Environmental Agreements” in December 2010. Recognizing that MEAs will only be effective if they are properly implemented and enforced, the two organizations have worked together to create these materials. You can access the full set of PowerPoint slides and a lecturer’s manual on the Academy website.

The IUCN Academy Secretariat announces the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Scholarship in Environment and Sustainability for 2012.

The Scholarship was established as part of donation to the University of Ottawa to assist the University’s commitment to supporting the goals of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. The Scholarship will be available for one year to a master’s student or for two one-year periods for a doctoral student pursuing graduate studies at the University of Ottawa (not restricted to Law).

The Scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the Donor’s non-exclusive preference that the Scholarship be used to support students from developing countries and from member institutions of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.

The deadline for applications for our second year is 1 March 2012. Details about application requirements and more information about the Law Faculty and the University of Ottawa are available at the link above.

The Academy's 2009-10 Annual Report is now available. This report highlights the Academy's priorities, work program and financial results.

The September 2010 issue of the IUCN Academy's newsletter Legal Earth is now available. You'll find an update on activities of the Academy, profiles of several member institutions and new or forthcoming books on environmental law and policy.

The first issue of the e-Journal is now available on the Academy's website. The issue includes two articles on bio-energy, nineteen country reports and three book reviews. The Editorial Committee would like to thank all contributors and hopes that you will find the content interesting and useful to your work.

You can access the e-Journal directly on this page or on the front page menu item "e-Journal"

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Please note the date that membership commences is when payment of the required fees is received.