After a three-year hiatus, the Association of Environmental Law Lecturers from African Universities met again in Nairobi from 14-17 December 2016. The theme of the 4th Symposium was the “Environmental Rule of Law and the Extractives Industry in Africa”.
Sandy Paterson was appointed as one of the trainers invited to lead a workshop for law teachers and trainers in the Asian region on protected areas law and governance. The thirty participants were selected from universities, government agencies and NGO’s in China, Mongolia, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Myammar, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam.
Professor Feris recently participated as an independent expert and observer at the 'Meeting of senior government officials in environmental law on the midterm review of the fourth Montevideo Programme' in Montevideo, Uruguay.
In July Prof Feris attended a Meeting of Eminent Legal Experts on the Midterm Review of the Montevideo Programme IV in New York.
Alexander (Sandy) Paterson from IMEL recently participated in the final meeting of the IUCN Environmental Law Centre's Steering Committee tasked with overseeing their Building Capacity on Protected Areas Law and Governance Project, held in Bonn (Germany) in July 2015.
During the second teaching block of the LLM Environmental Law Programme, the Principles of Environmental Law Students enjoyed a fieldtrip to the Soetwater Nature Reserve and Conference centre situated near Cape Point.
Land Use Planning Law is a very practical subject and accordingly Land Use Planning Law students spent the day down at Soetwater near Scarborough, unpacking an array of complicated land use planning law scenarios.
As part of its Environmental Law Programme, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Law offers two LLM/MPhil/PGDip courses comprising of a block teaching component (2 weeks) and correspondence component (12 weeks) in the first Semester.
Alexander (Sandy) Paterson from IMEL recently participated in the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC), held in Sydney in November 2014.
The impending establishment of the 'one environmental management system'
Prof Jan Glazewski of IMEL, in collaboration with UCT's Shale Gas Working Group, held a successful Symposium on fracking on 24 October 2014.