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.

Meinhard has served as the executive director of the Clean Nova Scotia Foundation, as a policy adviser for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and as an associate lawyer at Stewart McKelvey, a law firm in Atlantic Canada. Meinhard is a former member of the Canadian delegation to the United Nations climate change negotiations and has served with the Strategic Environmental Assessment on tidal energy in the Bay of Fundy, the Lower Churchill Federal–Provincial Joint Review Panel and a provincial panel on aquaculture. He holds J.S.D, LL.B. and B.Sc. degrees from Dalhousie University, as well as an LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

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