Saturday, February 23, 2008

IUCN 6th Annual Colloquium on poverty alleviation and environmental degradation

Call for Papers: IUCN Academy 6th Meeting

Metropolitan Autonomous University–Azcapotzalco, Mexico City will host the Sixth Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, which will focus on poverty alleviation in the context of the law relating to environment protection, through four overarching themes:

1. The links between poverty and environmental degradation
2. Sustainable resource use and poverty alleviation
3. Poverty alleviation and environmental protection in an urban context
4. Education, Participation and Environmental Justice.

A detailed list of topics will be made available shortly on the Conference website at Colloquium link

and on the IUCN Academy website at Academy link


Keynote presenters and papers for plenary sessions will be by invitation of the Conference Organizing Committee. However, abstracts for the remaining sessions are invited for consideration by the Committee.  Selected papers from the Colloquium will be published in the Research Series of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, a peer-reviewed Cambridge University Press publication.

Timetable for submission of abstracts and papers

Submission of abstracts: 30 June, 2008.

Notification of acceptance of paper: 18 July, 2008.

Submission of final paper for publication: 30 September, 2008

Final papers and abstracts submitted after these dates are unlikely to be accepted for presentation or publication due to organizational deadlines.

Annotated abstracts not exceeding 500 words may be submitted by e-mail to the Conference Organizers at with a copy to Abstracts should be typed double-spaced 12 point Times New Roman font.

The abstract should also include the full name and institution of the author. If there is more than one author for a paper then the presenting author should also be indicated. The abstract should also include contact details including e-mail address, telephone number, facsimile if available and postal address.

Style guidelines for accepted papers are available at

Selection of papers

Selection of papers by the Committee will be based upon a range of factors including the geographical distribution of the authors, the importance of the topic, the quality and originality of the topics and the range of topics needed to fill the agenda for the Colloquium, and whether the submitters are professors from institutions which are members of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.

For more details, visit: International Environmental Law Prof Blog

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