The purpose of the workshop is to discuss research proposals related to the following topics and develop a more detailed research agenda in relation to international environmental law and climate change, including identification of partners to collaborate on various research projects.

The environmental law component of CIGI's International Law Research Program is on:

    • assessing the efficacy of bilateral or regional environmental agreements versus multilateral environmental agreements
    • international or transnational governance and regulation of the extractive industry and energy sector, including UNHCHR (John Knox) concept of environmental protection as a human right
    • assessing international, transnational and local law-based and market-based approaches to reversing climate change (case studies)