Peter A Allard School of Law

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The Centre for Law and the Environment (CLE) is devoted to creating and sharing knowledge and ideas about the relationship between environment and law. The Centre hosts a variety of events, including talks, workshops, book launches, webinars, conferences, and our "No Fly Zone" Speaker Series.


Calling university students everywhere! The green rights and warrior lawyers inspiration: business and the human right to a healthy environment. register now at in partnership with Dr. David Boyd UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment




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The Green Rights & Warrior Lawyers Inspirathon enables university students around the world to contribute to the work of a “Warrior Lawyer” who is fighting to advance “Green Rights” through (or sometimes despite) law. The 2023 Inspirathon is now open!





The "No Fly Zone" Speaker Series brings legal thinkers and actors from around the world to speak virtually about pressing environmental law issues. This series was originally designed as a way to foster national and global knowledge exchange without generating travel-related greenhouse gas emissions—which are amongst academics’ largest contributions to climate change. Just as the series was launched, the COVID-19 pandemic intervened to make a necessity out of virtue. The first “No Fly Zone” event, a keynote talk by Rights of Nature pioneer Mari Margil, was held just two days after the entire University of British Columbia moved online in March, 2020. This series will remain a regular feature of the CLE's programming even after pandemic-related travel and gathering restrictions are eased. 

“No Fly Zone” talks are free to attend, open to the public and often qualify for continuing legal education credit for lawyers. Look for the distinctive “No Fly Zone” logo next to event listings on our Past Events page



Upcoming Events

Date Time Location Title Organization
Jan 24, 2024 - TBD The Youth Climate Litigation Wave: Part 1 – Mathur Centre for Law and the Environment
Jan 31, 2024 - TBD The Youth Climate Litigation Wave: Part 2 – La Rose Centre for Law and the Environment
Feb 7, 2024 - TBD The Youth Climate Litigation Wave: Part 3 – Held v State of Montana Centre for Law and the Environment
Feb 14, 2024 - TBD The Youth Climate Litigation Wave: Part 4 – Juliana Centre for Law and the Environment

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