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.
Oonagh E. Fitzgerald was director of international law at CIGI from April 2014 to February 2020.
In this role, she established and oversaw CIGI’s international law research agenda, which included policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, IP law and innovation, and Indigenous law.
Silvia Maciunas is a senior fellow at CIGI whose research assesses how climate change protection measures are affected by the international legal framework within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Freedom-Kai Phillips is a CIGI fellow who contributes to research on climate change, clean technology and sustainable development.
Meinhard Doelle is a CIGI senior fellow. At CIGI, he will be researching the impact of international shipping on climate change.
Aldo Chircop is a CIGI senior fellow and professor of law and Canada Research Chair in Maritime Law and Policy at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.