On September 1, a colloquium focusing on laws regarding climate change in the MENA region will be held by the College of Law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). The event will be attended by the authors of the new book Climate Change Law and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa Region.

The discussion in the colloquium is set to reflect on how countries in the Middle East and North Africa can improve their current strategies to fight climate change, their current approach to the green economy and low carbon futures.

The event is chaired by the book’s editor, Dr Damilola S Olawuyi, an associate professor at the College of Law, HBKU, and the chair of the Association for Environmental Law Lecturers in Middle East Universities.

There will be four authors discussing their in-depth research, namely executive secretary of the UN Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, professor of law and director Dr Riyad Fahkri from the Research Laboratory on Law at Université Hassan 1er de Settat, Morocco, general counsel Dr Cameron Kelly from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, and assistant professor Hilary Bell from HBKU College of Law.

Speaking prior to the event, dean of HBKU’s College of Law Susan L Karamanian said: “Recent scientific findings remind us how close mankind is to a climate tipping point. The situation calls for focused national strategies.

“Through this College of Law colloquium, leading scholars will expand on the in-depth research in the book to encourage a dialogue on how to achieve greater coherence in implementing effective and equitable climate change response projects in the region.”

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