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February 22, 2008

Asia-Pacific Center for Environmental Law: Call for Papers

Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law

Law Faculty,






The Ninth Global Conference on Environmental Taxation


Thursday 6 November to Friday 7 November 2008


“Environmental Taxation and Challenges of the Urban Environment: 

 Role of Taxation and other Market-based Instruments –

Exchange of Experiences between Developed and Developing Countries”


Call for Papers


The 9th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation will be hosted by the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL), Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS). Other partners include the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS; the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants in Singapore (ACCA), the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, the International Tax and Investment Centre (ITIC) in Washington DC, and the Environmental Tax Policy Institute, Vermont Law School, and the Cleveland State University in USA; and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.


The conference will focus on the special problems of the urban environment and the challenges which confront cities and megacities. Issues to be examined include energy generation and consumption, transportation, pollution, population growth, housing, urban development and public health. The role and efficacy of fiscal policies and market-based instruments will be evaluated, particularly from the perspectives of developed and developing countries. The conference aims to create a venue for discussions and the sharing of experiences on the use of fiscal instruments to guide policy makers toward ensuring the sustainability of urban environments in the wake of rapid industrialization, depleting natural resources, continued population growth, and climate change. 


This annual series of conferences provides a global forum for the exchange of ideas, information and research findings on environmental taxation and economic instruments across international boundaries and professional disciplines. It has become one of the largest annual international gatherings of academic scholars, government officials, practitioners, NGOs and others from many disciplines, to discuss how fiscal and other economic instruments can help create a sustainable economy. Selected papers presented at the conferences are published in Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, a series of refereed books published by Oxford University Press.


Please send abstracts of papers / inquiries by email to Assoc Prof LYE Lin Heng, at  [email protected], with a copy to [email protected]


Abstracts should not exceed 350 words and must be received no later than April 30, 2008 to be considered. They should contain a short biography and contact information. Writers will be informed by May 31, 2008 if their papers have been selected for presentation. Successful applicants must provide a draft copy of their papers by 15 October 2008. Presenters will have the opportunity to submit their final papers for consideration towards publication.



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Call for Papers: Asian Society of International Law


Asian Society of International Law


AsianSIL Young Scholars Workshop




Call for Papers




Please circulate this call for   papers widely.




The National University of   Singapore (NUS) and the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) are   pleased to invite applications to attend the inaugural Asian Society of   International Law Young Scholars Workshop. The workshop will be held at NUS   in


  from 10-12 September 2008. Paper-givers who are selected through a   competitive process will have their reasonable expenses covered.




The workshop builds on the   historic creation of AsianSIL in 2007 and is intended to cultivate the next   generation of international legal scholars. This may include doctoral   students and younger academics, as well as exceptional masters students.   Young legal professionals with an interest in scholarship are also encouraged   to apply.




The intention is for presenters to   offer drafts of works in progress that can benefit from constructive   criticism in a supportive and collegial environment. Each participant will   present his or her own paper and comment on that of another.




Proposals from young scholars and   professionals across the region are encouraged on any topic linked to   international law, but particularly focusing on the "problems and   prospects of a just world ordered under law". Subject areas might   include (a) History and Theory of International Law, (b) Law of Armed   Conflict (IHL), (c) International Organizations, (d) Dispute Settlement, (e)   Law of the Sea, (f) Law of Environment, (g) Human Rights, (h) International   Criminal Law, (i) Law of Development, (j) International Economic Law, (k)   Private International Law (Conflict of Laws).




Proposals should be submitted on   the Abstract Submission Form which is attached with this announcement.




Please ensure that you include an   abstract of not more than 250 words, indicating the relationship of the   proposed paper to the conference theme of "problems and prospects"   and identifying one or more of the subject areas listed above to which the   paper relates.




Completed forms must be emailed to [email protected] by 31   March 2008. Those selected to participate in the workshop will be   notified by 14 April 2008. Participation will be contingent on producing a   draft of the paper (in the order of 8,000 words) by 31 July 2008.






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February 14, 2008

Call for Papers: European Society of International Law

The European Society of International Law's annual meeting, which will take place this year from Sept. 4-6, will include a panel on IEL.

The Call for Papers, the Programme and all additional information can furthermore be found on the conference website at: www.esilheidelberg2008.eu

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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 [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] 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

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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