CALL FOR PAPERS: 2019 Middle East and North Africa
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


CALL FOR PAPERS: 2019 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Environmental Law Scholars’ Conference

About the Event

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Building on the success of its inaugural conference held in 2018 at the College of Law and Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar, the Association of Environmental Law Lecturers in Middle East and North African Universities (ASELLMU) will be hosting its second conference from November 4-5, 2019 at the Hassan First University of Settat, in Casablanca, Morocco. The conference will be held under the theme: ‘Law-Climate Change-Middle East and North Africa’.

The conference organizing committee of the 2019 MENA Environmental Law Scholars’ Conference is inviting legal academics in the MENA region to submit proposals for a presentation that offers the latest research and current thinking around one or more of the following topics:

  • Climate and Environmental Law Teaching in the MENA Region : Current opportunities, challenges, best practices and innovations in teaching environmental law in universities in the Middle East region. How can climate law be effectively integrated into university curricula in the region?
  • Climate Change Impacts on the Arab World : Challenges and opportunities for enhancing climate mitigation and adaptation measures. The role of law in confronting challenges and the opportunities it presents for strengthening climate change mitigation and adaptation measures in MENA countries.
  • Green and Climate Resilient Infrastructure : How can MENA countries advance investment in climate-smart infrastructure, i.e. buildings, structures and systems that reduce GHG emissions and improve society’s ability to adapt to, and cope with, the risks posed by climate change.
  • Climate Finance Initiatives and the Law : How can MENA countries attract and promote climate financing through green bonds, sukuks, debt for nature, public-private partnerships and other financing mechanisms to aid climate response?
  • Building Capacity for the Green Economy : What are the regional and national priorities and needs with respect to clean technology innovation, entrepreneurship, food security, agriculture, climate, ocean and coastal management?
  • Agriculture and Food Security in a Climate-Stressed Region : What are the innovative legal tools, best practices, research, resources and models on agriculture and land management that can enhance food production in arid regions?
  • Institution Building : Regional and sub-regional coordination and cooperation to promote climate action.

Participants are encouraged to submit research abstracts of no more than 400 words, which include the author’s name, institution, title, theme, and a brief summary. Authors will be notified of acceptance by Sunday, June 30, 2019.

Please upload your abstract by April 30, 2019.