Research projects in the Environmental Law and Sustainability Research Group
Below are the research projects conducted by members of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Research Group. The projects are listed under the Research Group's respective key research theme.
Biodiversity and nature protection law
This landmark report provides a comprehensive picture of the relationship between economic development pathways and their impacts on nature.
The purpose of this project is to provide a critical assessment of international biodiversity law in the face of the failed attempts to reduce the global trend in irreversible biodiversity loss and the need to increase efforts.
Environment and human rights
This project examines examples from developed and developing countries and shows the need for increased participation of non-state actors, joint management of shared natural resources and stronger obligations of government agencies to involve communities in natural resource decisions.
This research project on environmental rights systematically investigates the precise levels of protection that they represent and the way that those associations are becoming formalised.
Environmental justice and the global south
This project makes a unique contribution to international environmental law by emphasising the priorities and perspectives of the global South.
This research project sits at the intersection between public and private international law, and revolves around coloniality, post-capitalism, regulation of transnational corporations.
This research stream focusses on environmental justice and access to remedies in the context of litigation against transnational companies for damage suffered in the Global South.
Environmental protection, security and armed conflict
Natural resources and international economic law
This project examines the relationship between the institutions that govern foreign investment, sustainable development and the rules and regulations that administer natural resources.
Establishing the link between the processes of globalisation, then institutions of international economic law and natural resource governance.
Sustainable development, resilience and the future
This project explores the possibility of an integrated human rights and sustainable development approach as a holistic framework for assessing the impact of land grabbing and for the development of policy and regulatory responses.
Research under this umbrella covers tracing the roots of the current environmental crisis and questioning the models of development that have led to it.
Environmental Law and Sustainability Research Group
The Environmental Law and Sustainability Research Group provides a forum for research activity in the field of environmental, sustainability and natural resources law.
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