The annual UCC Law and the Environment Conference 2024

April 25, 2024 8:30 am

This year’s conference will take place on Thursday 25th April, and will consider the theme ‘Rights, Remedies and Restoration in Environmental and Natural Resources Law’ 

The School of Law, University College Cork will host the 20th annual Law and the Environment Conference on 25th April, which will focus on various forms of environmental rights (broadly understood) that may be asserted in law and on the full range of remedies and redress that may be available where such rights are infringed or impacted.

The event will cover a broad range of rights and remedies and will include a very extensive programme of Irish and international speakers who will present on relevant developments in such fields as Climate Litigation and Remedies, Renewable Energy Development, Children and Environmental Rights, Nature Conservation, Heritage Protection, and the new Planning and Development Bill. It aims to cover issues of concern to an ever-wider community of environmental actors, stakeholders and interested parties and, to this end, will also include additional specialist sessions on Marine Environment Law, Disaster Risk Governance, Transnational Environmental Law and Governance, Strategic Environmental Litigation, and Environmental Compliance, amongst others.

The conference will seek to highlight key developments providing for more effective compliance, redress, remediation and enforcement in environmental law, which might serve to improve modern environmental regulation and governance for the benefit of all.

The full programme is available here.

It featured sessions for MaREI researchers Dr Denise McCullagh and Dr Lydia Cumiskey titled ‘How Can the EU Nature Restoration Regulation Support Holistic Adaptation Action at the Local Level? ‘ and ‘Promoting Resilient Cities through Community Participation and Communication of Climate and Disaster Risks (PROCOMMS).’

Click here for more details and registration.