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The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law is pleased to announce that the following scholars have been selected for the Research Committee and the Teaching and Capacity Building Committee. We look forward to working with these committees.

  • Willemien du Plessis (Co-Chair; North-West University, South Africa)
  • Melissa Powers (Co-Chair; Lewis & Clark Law School, USA)
  • Carmen Gonzalez (Seattle University, USA)
  • Nathalie Hervé-Fournereau (Université de Rennes, France)
  • Solange Teles da Silva (State University of Amazonas, Brazil)
Ex officio representative of the Governing Board:
Nilufer Oral (Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey)

  • Maria Marquès i Banqué from Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
  • Sophie Riley from the University of Technology (UTS) in Sydney, Australia
  • Karen Bubna-Litic, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Heline Sivini Ferreira, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana, Brazil
  • Erkki Hollo, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Emmanuel Kasimbazi, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Jolene Lin, University of Hong Kong, SAR of China
Ex officio representative of the Governing Board:
Ben Richardson, University of British Columbia, Canada

Yale University and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) will host the 2nd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy: Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy, which will take place at Yale University, New Haven, USA from 17-19 September 2010.

Click here for Call for Papers.

A seminar on Transboundary Aquifers and International Law: The Experience of the Guarani Aquifer System will be held 31 August 2010 at the University of Surrey, Guildford (UK).

The seminar is part of the Environmental Regulatory Group project on "The Environmental Protection of the Guarani Aquifer: A Legal Perspective" and it contributes to the UNESCO-IHP ISARM (Internationally Shared Aquifers Resource Management) Programme ( The seminar will constitute the official launch of the Surrey Centre on the Regulation of Transboundary Aquifers (SCERTA)

Please download the seminar's flyer and for further information, including the programme

The IUCN Academy announces its Call for Nominations for the 2010 Scholarship Prizes. This second year of Prizes will be announced at the Colloquium taking place at Ghent University, Belgium, in September 2010. The Prizes recognize the scholarly achievements of individuals within the Academy's member institutions. The deadline for nominations is 30 April 2010.

The Academy's Eighth Colloquium will take place September 13 - 17, 2010 in Ghent, Belgium, hosted by Ghent University's Centre of Environmental Law and Energy Law. The theme of the meeting will be Linkages between Biodiversity and Climate Change. This theme builds on the work done previously by the Academy on issues related to climate change as well as recognizing the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity. The deadline for submission of abstracts for the Colloquium is May 17, 2010. You can access the Call for Papers here and get detailed information about the Colloquium schedule, event registration, and hotels.

The newsletter of the IUCN Academy, Legal Earth, is now available. It provides updates on Academy activities, including an announcement about the 2010 Colloquium. You'll also find information about several member institutions of the Academy.

The IUCN Academy is launching its E-Journal of Environmental Law and Policy. The E-Journal will provide a forum for the broad membership of the Academy to discuss environmental law and policy developments around the world.

The first edition of the E-Journal will be published in July 2010. The Editorial Board, chaired by Alexander Paterson (University of Cape Town) and Karen Morrow (Swansea University), would welcome contributions to the E-Joournal.

The journal will be based around peer-reveiwed articles accompanied by less formal country reports, an opinion section outlining significant developments identified by Academy members and book reviews.

Further information about the E-Journal, submisison deadlines, and style guidelines can be accessed on the left-hand menu of this site's homepage. Further information can also be obtained from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Academy Secretariat.