The Arctic Ocean, Environmental Challenges and the Role of International Law – Professor Robin Churchill (Dundee University)
“The lecture will begin by outlining current threats to the marine environment of the Arctic, including global warming and airborne pollution, and then examine possible future threats, including pollution from shipping and offshore hydrocarbon activity and the over-exploitation of marine living resources. The main part of the lecture will then consider the role that international law is playing, or could play, to address those threats."
The Brodies environmental law lectures are held every year at the University of Edinburgh in association with Brodies LLP. Started back in 1993/94, the Brodies Environmental Law Lecture Series have welcomed an array of interesting and thought-provoking speakers, including senior judges, practitioners, and academics. The area of environmental law is becoming increasingly relevant to both academics and practising lawyers. The Brodies lectures aim at creating a synergy between academia and practice in this area of law, as crucial in practice than it is in research. They last 1 hour and are followed by a 30 minutes question session.
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