February 3, 2008
Call for Papers: IUCN Academy 6th Meeting
Hosted by the Metropolitan Autonomous University–Azcapotzalco, Mexico
City The Sixth Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law will focus on the area of poverty alleviation in the context of the law relating to environment protection. There will be 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 http://coloquiouam-uicn.azc.uam.mx and on the IUCN Academy website at http://www.iucnael.org/98.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Bernadette.Blanchard@uottawa.ca 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.
Registration fees for the Colloquium, payable in Mexican Pesos, are:
Participants from OECD Member Countries:
Mexican pesos $4,000 (US$365; CAN$375; EURO€250)
Participants from non-OECD Member Countries:
Mexican pesos $3,000 (US$275; CAN$285; EURO€190)
Registration fees cover all sessions, materials, lunches and official colloquium banquets, as well as a special edition of the Mexican Environmental Law Review Revista Mexicana de Legislación Ambiental).
A further notice on the registration procedure will be made available soon.
Hotels The Conference hotel is Fiesta Americana Reforma, Av. Paseo de la Reforma 80 Col.
Juárez 06600, México, D.F. México
Tel.: +52 (55) 51 40 41 00
Fax: +52 (55) 51 40 41 40
A list of other hotels in the immediate area will be made available on the conference website in due course. A notice on booking hotel rooms will be available shortly.
Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and applying for their visas.
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