CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP) is delighted to host a one-day symposium on “International Environmental Governance and Innovation.”  This symposium will focus on innovative legal and comparative approaches for translating international environmental law obligations from theory to practice. Those attending will have a unique opportunity to hear from, and discuss these issues with, practitioners and jurists involved in environmental compliance and implementation, environmental justice, and governance challenges relating to climate geoengineering and emission capture technology.

This event coincides with the Sixth International Four Societies Conference of the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL), also being hosted by CIGI’s ILRP. The Four Societies meeting, “International law, Innovation, and the Environment” will be held in Waterloo on CIGI Campus from July 21 to 22.

Event Speakers

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Oonagh Fitzgerald

Director of the International Law Research Program

As director of CIGI’s International Law Research Program, Oonagh Fitzgerald established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, intellectual property law and innovation, and Indigenous law.

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Bassem Awad

Deputy Director, International Intellectual Property Law and Innovation

Bassem Awad is deputy director of international intellectual property law and innovation, with CIGI's International Law Research Program. In this role, he provides strategic guidance of the thematic area. A specialist in intellectual property law, he has served as a judge at the Appeal Court in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates and as adjunct professor at Western University.

Risa Schwartz

Former CIGI Senior Research Fellow, International Law Research Program