A need for further developing the academic teaching agenda on Environmental Law was the basis of a meeting in Bonn between the Co-Director of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law and the IUCN Environmental Law Programme (ELP). The ELP was represented by the CEL Chair and the Director of the ELC.
The IUCN Academy is an autonomous network of university based environmental law centres with the role of developing curricula for teaching environmental law worldwide. The Academy has a secretariat in Canada at the University of Ottawa, which works in collaboration with the ELP. The ELP and the Academy elaborated the structure of the Academy teaching and research programme, discussed membership issues, and considered the Academy’s niche in the achievement of the IUCN mission. The Academy is planning a meeting in April 2007 to develop the research agenda, and having its annual colloquium in Rio de Janeiro in June 2007.
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