2022 Conference

We are happy to finally announce the dates of our 2022 Conference- Unchaining Environmental Law. The online event will take place on April 22-23, 2022 via Zoom.

This conference will bring together key thinkers, including scholars, activists, journalists, lawyers, and PhD students, to discuss the connections and impact of colonialism on modern environmental law and policy.

The subtopics for our panels include:

  • International Environmental Law and the Global South
  • Rights of Nature
  • Decolonizing the Environmental Law Curriculum
  • Activisim and Enviromental Law
  • Colonialism and Environmental Justice

The conference will be held in two sessions. The schedule of our panels are listed below:

Day 1- Friday, April 22, 2022

Keynote Speaker@14:00

  • Prof. Carmen G. Gonzalez (Loyola University Chicago School of Law)

Panel 1 @15:00-16:15: International Environmental Law and the Global South

  • Moderator: Prof. Philippe Cullet (SOAS – UK)
  • Prof. Usha Natarajan (Columbia University, USA)
  • Prof. Sumudu Atapattu (University of Wisconsin, USA)
  • Prof. Patricia Galvão Ferreira (University of Windsor, Canada)

Panel 2 @ 16:30-17:30: Rights of Nature

  • Moderator: Paul Powlesland (Lawyer and founder of Lawyers for Nature)
  • Prof. Gloria Amparo Rodriguez (Universidad del Rosario, Colombia)
  • Mr. Mohammad Golam Sarwar (University of Dhaka – Bangladesh)
  • Ms. Mumta Ito (Lawyer and Founder of Nature’s Rights)

Day 2- Saturday, April 23, 2022

Panel 3 @ 10:00-11:30: Decolonising the Environmental Law Curriculum

  • Moderator: Dr. Ahmed Raza Memom (Cardiff University, UK)
  • Ms. Arpitha Kodiveri (New York University, USA)
  • Dr. Caer Smyth (Cardiff University, UK)
  • Ms. Emma Lui (UKELA)

Panel 4 @ 13:00-14:30: Activism and Environmental Law

  • Moderator: Dr. Kim Bouwer (Durham University)
  • Mr. Juan Auz (Hertie Law School, Germany)
  • Ms. Wessen Jazrawi (Hausfeld, UK)
  • Ms. Hasminah Paudac-Tawano (Greenpeace Southeast Asia)

Panel 5 @ 141:45-16:15 Colonialism and Environmental Justice

  • Moderator: Prof. Jane Holder (University College London, UK)
  • Dr. Allison Lindner (University College London, UK)
  • Dr. Clive Vinti (University of the Free State, South Africa)
  • Dr. Feja Lesniewska (UCL, The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, UK)

For more information and to reserve tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page.