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Impact Factor
0.814
5 year Impact Factor
0.882
Editor-in-Chief
Liz Fisher

About the journal

Condensing essential information into just three issues a year, the Journal of Environmental Law has become an authoritative source of informed analysis for all those who have any dealings in this vital field of legal study …

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Re-Imagining Environmental Law in an Age of Sovereignty and Control: Workshop

On 23 November, the University of Edinburgh School of Law hosted a free half day workshop in association with the Journal of Environmental Law.

The workshop is passed, and the programme can be viewed here.

Ahead of the 2016 workshop: blog reflection series

In the lead-up to the November workshop, speakers reflected on the way Brexit may impact environmental law. Read their posts below.

Taking back control from Brussels – but where to?

Brexit: environmental accountability and EU governance

Alternate realities: Brexit and Pokémon

Air quality law in the United Kingdom at a crossroads

Beyond the binary: Brexit, environmental law, and an interconnected world

Nature Conservation Collection

In recognition of Earth Day 2016, the Journal of Environmental Law created a collection of articles on Nature Conservation, which highlights some aspects of the way in which the law is dealing with our relationship with nature and biodiversity.

Read on the OUPblog: The conservation of biodiversity: thinking afresh by Colin T. Reid

Richard Macrory Prize

The 2016 JEL Richard Macrory Prize has been awarded to Emma Lees for "Allocation of Decision-Making Power under the Habitats Directive". Congratulations also to Jeffrey McGee and Jens Steffek who received an honourable mention.

Learn more about the Macrory prize and read both prize-winning papers for free.

Journal of Environmental Law on the OUPblog

Climate change in the courts: challenges and future directions

"In this fast-moving field, legal academics and legal experts have an important task, now and ahead, in reflecting on how adjudicative processes are accommodating the disruption that climate change inevitably brings to legal systems."

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What is climate change law?

"Some years ago Dave Markell and I noticed that commentary on climate change law was devoting a tremendous amount of attention to a small handful of judicial opinions as being representative of trends in climate change litigation, whereas inventories of climate change litigation, such as the Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center blog, included hundreds of active and resolved cases."

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The Urgenda decision: balanced constitutionalism in the face of climate change?

"Over the coming months and years, much will undoubtedly be written about Urgenda v Netherlands, the decision by a District Court in the Hague ordering the Dutch Government to ‘limit or have limited’ national greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2020 compared to the level emitted in 1990."

Read the full blog post

Access all JEL content featured on the blog

A number of Journal of Environmental Law authors, and Editor-in-Chief Professor Liz Fisher, have contributed to the OUPblog.

Click here to view all blog posts from JEL authors.

Climate Change and the Rule of Law

Last September, King’s College London hosted a series of events on Climate Change and the Rule of Law.

Watch Philippe Sands' full lecture and read his full article, now published in the JEL and free to read online.

Climate change and COP21 – Episode 32 – The Oxford Comment

The Paris Agreement has been hailed as a “historic turning point” in the battle against global climate change. Although, the problem it seeks to address is fundamentally multi-faceted, involving not only international relations and environmental law, but technical scientific analysis and philosophical considerations.

Listen to editor-in-chief, Liz Fisher, speak to the editor of Oxford Comment in this episode

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