February 25 - 26 February 2021

About this Event

The annual Frontiers in Environmental Law Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law provides a forum for environmental law academics and practitioners to share and discuss their experiences in research and teaching practices.

Through a supportive forum, we aim to:

  • Foster a supportive and inclusive network of like-minded individuals;
  • Explore innovative environmental law ideas and insights with and beyond our discipline;
  • Contribute meaningfully to the future of environmental law in our region;
  • Share approaches to teaching and learning in environmental law; and
  • Assist environmental law academics and others to actively build their careers.

Colloquium Themes for 2021

Environmental law is wide-ranging in its scope and ambitions drawing from diverse legal traditions and techniques as well as multi-disciplinary and theoretical knowledge. As in previous years, we invite papers that engage with the ideas of frontiers and boundaries. There are ten themes for the 7th Colloquium in 2021:

  • Jurisdictional frontiers new law and case developments (Australia, NZ, and Oceania)
  • Indigenous learnings in environmental management and law
  • Practical applications of the law -community engagement issues
  • Practical applications climate change adaptation
  • Multi-disciplinarity projects environmental education examples
  • COVID-19 and environmental law
  • Environmental law any topics to be arranged into themes
  • Directors duties and sustainability reporting
  • Research methods
  • Teaching methods and reflections from online environment tools such as H5P


The format of the days will be as follows:

Plenary sessions on SA environmental initiatives such as the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary and the Big Battery. These will be conducted with an expert panel and have facilitated Q&A sessions.

The days will be divided into 3 sessions with timed gaps in between. This will assist in allowing contributions from the many participants in several time zones.

The ten topics will be covered and each will have law academics, practitioners, judges, and students as facilitators. The facilitators will report back at the end of the day and in the chat function.

A detailed program will be published closer to the event.

The Colloquium will be conducted ONLINE in an interactive, workshop style format, involving brief presentations, panel discussions, and Q&A.


Please note that there will be a small registration fee of $100.00 for this event in 2021 for non-IUCN participants.

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