September 27, 2007
Call for Papers: YBIEL
Below is the call for papers for the 2007 Yearbook of International Environmental Law, which is focussed on regional environmental agreements and initatives. Please consider passing this on to any others who may be interested.
Call for Papers
Yearbook of International Environmental Law vol. 18 (2007)
The Editorial Board of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law is pleased to issue this call for submissions for its 2007 volume.
Regional Environmental Agreements and Initiatives
In acknowledgement of the growing role that regional approaches and initiatives are having in the progressive development of, implementation of and compliance with international environmental law:
We welcome high quality contributions on any topic relevant to the theme, including studies of instruments regulating the management or exploitation of natural resources. Contributions could address one or more of the following issues:
1. Analyses of the effectiveness of regional instruments and approaches, including for example analyses of what issues are best handled regionally or what factors makes regional approaches effective.
2. Emerging legal doctrines, principles or approaches emanating from regional instruments and their contribution to the progressive development of international environmental law, including the development of custom, treaties or general principles in the field.
3. Lessons learned from the development of regional instruments or approaches that have general implications for the international law-making in the field of environmental protection or nature conservation.
4. The integration of various regional initiatives with one another or of regional and global initiatives, to avoid inconsistencies and increase the effectiveness of the respective regimes;
5. Comparative studies of experiences in the implementation of regional instruments as compared to one another or as compared to the implementation of global instruments.
We are particularly interested in contributions from developing country authors that address perspectives from the Global South, particularly from Africa and Asia where relatively less has been written regarding the emergence of regional initiatives.
We will accept up to seven articles of approximately 10,000 words each, including footnotes.
Proposed topics and outlines should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1. Our review of proposals will be ready by November 20, and the deadline for submitting final articles will be February 28, 2008.
September 21, 2007
Call for Papers: SDLP Climate Issue
Call for Papers- Climate Law Reporter
Sustainable Development Law and Policy(“SDLP”) is accepting submissions for its annual Climate Law issue. If you would like to submit an article for consideration in the Winter 2008 issue on Climate Law, please send your paper or a summary of your topic to email@example.com ASAP. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2007.
SDLP’s annual climate issue, The Climate Law Reporter, hopes to provide a forum for practitioners to discuss the rapidly developing events in climate law. We are hoping to evaluate climate law on an international, regional, and national scale. SDLP aims to represent a range of viewpoints, including those from academia, the private sector, public sector, multilateral organizations, and others. Please view our Winter 2007 Climate Law Reporter at http://www.wcl.american.edu/org/sustainabledevelopment/2007/07winter.pdf?rd=1
Requirements for Submissions:
• Articles or abstracts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Articles must be no longer than 15 pages (double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman print).
• Articles should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or a Word-compatible software program.
• All articles should attempt to follow the format presented in previous issues of SDLP. This includes an introduction, which outlines the rest of the article, and a conclusion. Please refer to the link to "Back Issues" for examples.
• Please provide complete citations to every fact, opinion, statement, and quote that is not your original idea. Complete citations include: the name and author of the cited document, title of publication or publisher, date of publication, relevant page numbers, and specific website address.
• We encourage the submission of photographs and graphics to accompany your article. Please send proof of permission to use others' images.
• Please include a 3-4 sentence biography of yourself and indicate whether you would like your email address included with the published article.
We reserve the right to reject submissions and hold all submissions on file for later publication. We also reserve the right to revise your submission and/or cut text. You will have the opportunity to accept or reject any revisions. SDLP accepts submission of timely articles that have already been published elsewhere, so long as permission of the previous publisher is received.
SDLP is available online at LexisNexis, Westlaw, VLex and Hein Online and is widely distributed throughout the Washington, DC community, law and graduate schools, and to representatives of international organizations worldwide. You can also view the pdf versions of recent SDLP issues at http://www.wcl.american.edu/org/sustainabledevelopment/.
September 16, 2007
Environmental Best Practices Position in HK
Dear GEP Colleagues: Here's a great job in Hong Kong for a new post-doc.
Contact Graeme (email@example.com) for details. As I understand it, the salary is up to about US$5000 per month (salaries tax in Hong Kong is a maximum of 15%, and the HK dollar is fixed to the US dollar). I beliebve that Graeme will gladly extend the deadline a little bit if necessary. All best, Paul
Senior Research Fellow/Research Fellow [Ref. C/R/597/00]
Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong (Appointment for 12 months with possibility of extension)
Environmental Best Practice: A Comparative Study with Hong Kong
Participate in a study of environmental policy and environmental best-practice, comparing selected cities in East and Southeast Asia, Europe and North America. Analyze documents, conduct interviews, contribute to the preparation and writing of papers and articles for journals and newspapers.
The appointee will have substantial responsibility for taking initiatives in research and analysis, including interviews in Hong Kong and visits to other cities where appropriate.
A PhD/Masters degree in a relevant social sciences discipline (e.g.
sociology, political science, public policy, environmental studies, geography). Knowledge of environmental policies and issues (local, regional, and/or global) through academic studies, research, or Government/NGO experience and fluency in English required. Ability to discuss environmental issues in Chinese, and/or in any other major Asian or European languages preferred.
(For enquiries, please contact Dr. Graeme Lang, Principal Investigator of the Project at email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Salary and Conditions of Service
Salary offered will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic.
Information and Application
Additional information and application form (Application Form for Temporary/Part-time Posts) are obtainable:
(a) from the University¹s home page at
(b) by mail with a self-addressed stamped envelope from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong,
(c) in person from the Reception Counter, Human Resources Office.
Deadline : 22 September 2007
Please quote the reference of the post in the application and on the envelope. Applicants may consider their applications unsuccessful if not interviewed by the end of December 2007. The University reserves the right to consider late applications and nominations, and to fill or not to fill
September 12, 2007
IEA Position in Paris
ENVLAWPROFESSORS - provided since 1992 by University of Oregon, Bowerman Environmental Law Center _____________________________________________________________________
On a recent trip to Paris I met with officials of the International Energy Agency. They are seeking legal experts to work for a minimum of six months on projects associated with clean energy technologies to help solve the climate change problem. It looks like an excellent opportunity for law teachers on sabbaticals, or for lawyers working for companies or firms that are interested in a secondment arrangement. Small stipends are available for students. Feel free to forward this to others who might be interested. All inquires or expressions of interest should go to email@example.com.
LEGAL EXPERTS SOUGHT
ENERGY ANALYSIS PROJECT
INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY -- PARIS
The International Energy Agency (IEA), the leading international
organisation focusing on energy data, analysis, and policy
recommendations, seeks legal experts to work independently on
agreed-upon projects associated with the rapid uptake of clean
energy technologies to solve the climate change problem. This
position will contribute to IEA’s regular Programme of Work, as
well as the G8 Gleneagles Plan of Action on Climate Change, Clean
Energy and Sustainable Development. For more information on the
IEA’s Programme of Work, visit www.iea.org.
The project is negotiable, and could involve some of the following…
1. Develop and conduct legal analysis on energy and energy
technology policy issues related to climate change, economic
development and energy security. Collect and analyse proposed
legislation, laws, and policies relating to expanded investment in
key technologies like carbon capture and storage, energy
efficiency, renewable energy, and biofuels, among others. Draft
text for IEA publications.
2. Engage in outreach to enlist key industry, legal government and
non-governmental organizations to collaborate with IEA and
cooperating organizations on legal and policy analysis and
technology deployment. Develop and maintain contacts with
government agencies, industry and other institutions involved in
energy technology assessments. Organise appropriate workshops and
seminars as required and present the results of analyses to a wide
variety of audiences.
3. Co-operate with staff in other Divisions of the IEA and other
national and international organisations in the analysis of how
energy technologies can contribute to a sustainable energy future.
4. Draft papers and reports and present the results of legal
Ideal candidates will have…
1. A J.D. or LL.M. with an accredited law school, or be working
toward one of these degrees.
2. Understanding of the energy sector and of global energy supply
technologies, markets and policies.
3. Experience with analysis and development of energy and climate
4. Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain
harmonious working relations with staff at all levels in a
multicultural environment as well as the ability to foster contacts
with officials in national and international fora.
5. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
Experience producing high-quality legal publications is a plus.
For more information…
Candidates will work in the IEA’s Energy Technology Policy Division
and will report to a Senior Energy Analyst/Attorney. Terms of the
project will be negotiated between the candidate and the IEA on a
case-by-case basis. Projects will be for a minimum of 6 months.
IEA has the ability to offer small stipends to students who can
verify their status. Candidates with J.D. or LL.M. degrees are
expected to work within their company or organization to sponsor
them as a secondee at IEA. Please contact IEA to discuss these
Contact Tom Kerr at the IEA for more information:
Tel. +33 1 40 57 67 84
September 4, 2007
International Climate Policy Meeting in Lund
This is a kind reminder for the 15th research workshop of the European Ph.D. Network on International Climate Policy.
The workshop will take place in Lund (Sweden), 12th - 13th October 2007 and is hosted by the Climate Policy Research Group at Lund University, Sweden (www.fpi.lu.se/climate/).
It is open to Ph.D. candidates and post-doctoral researchers from all disciplines working on different aspects of international climate policy. The aim of the workshop is to give the participants the opportunity to present their theses or other current work, and to discuss these with international colleagues working within the area of climate policy. Participants are expected to also serve as discussants.
Please register by 12th September 2007 by filling out the attached registration form.
For further information have a look on our network's website: http://www.ku-eichstaett.de/Fakultaeten/WWF/Lehrstuehle/VWF/icp.de
For further questions please contact:
Joakim Nordqvist firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental and Tel: +46 46 222 3848
Energy Systems Studies Fax: +46 46 222 8644
Lund University www.miljo.lth.se/english
Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Lund!
Position in Brussels
Position: Public Interest Environmental Lawyer
Description: ClientEarth, a new pan-European environmental law non-profit seeks a lawyer to open its Brussels Office. The person must be a highly qualified lawyer in a Member State with at least five years experience, including work on cases. This position is the first lawyer in what is planned as a dynamic and growing office. The successful candidate will be experienced in EU environmental law and policy, know Brussels, be able to perform policy analysis, lobby, do administrative complaints, work successfully in teams and with networks of NGOs across the EU, and ideally bring cases in at least one Member State. Fluent written and spoken English required, fluency in another European language desirable. Salary and benefits depend on level of experience; position to start asap.
Closing date: 17 September 2007.
Contact with letter and cv: JamesThorntonUK@aol.com
101, Weavers Way,
UK - London, NW1 0XG
Tel: + 44 20 7388 3141