Experts from CIGI’s International Law Research Program are pleased to attend The Third International Transatlantic Maritime Emissions Research Network conference. The event will focus on governance in the Arctic by examining institutions, actors and interactions in emerging issues in Arctic ocean governance, such as conservation of marine living resources, the use of the marine Arctic for extractive industries, climate change impacts, and maritime transport issues.
The conference aims to gather a network of academics and policy experts working on Arctic governance to address the following questions:
- What are the different institutional approaches to Arctic environmental governance at the international, regional and national level? How do they interact?
- What is the role of non-state actors and indigenous communities in Arctic environmental and climate change governance?
- What efforts can foster the coordination of the conservation and sustainable use of living and non-living resources in the Arctic?
- How does climate change impact governance challenges, and what has been done to support adaptation/mitigation?
The conference will include papers presented by invited participants including CIGI senior fellows Aldo Chircop and Meinhard Doelle. Sessions will be moderated by Silvia Maciunas, Oonagh Fitzgerald and Freedom-Kai Phillips.
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.
Silvia Maciunas is the deputy director of international environmental law, with CIGI's International Law Research Program. In this role, Silvia provides strategic guidance, operations coordination and management of the thematic area. Previously, she was a CIGI senior research fellow from July 2016 to February 2017.
Freedom-Kai Phillips joined CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP) as a research associate in 2016. At CIGI, his research interests include international environmental law, with a focus on marine and terrestrial biodiversity, traditional knowledge and climate change.
Meinhard Doelle is a senior fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program. At CIGI, he will be researching the impact of international shipping on climate change. His research will include a series of workshops and reports on this topic. Meinhard is a professor of law and associate dean of research at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law, where he specializes in environmental and energy law, the environmental assessment process and climate change.
Aldo Chircop is a CIGI senior fellow with the International Law Research Program and professor of law and Canada Research Chair in Maritime Law and Policy at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.