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Professor Abate Delivers Keynote Presentation at Climate Change Law Conference in Morocco

Randall S. Abate, professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology and Rechnitz Family/Urban Coast Institute Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy, delivered a keynote presentation at the second annual Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Environmental Law Scholars’ Conference in Casablanca, Morocco held Nov. 4-5. The theme for this year’s conference was “Climate Change Law in the Middle East and North Africa.”

 Abate, the only invited speaker from the U.S., delivered his presentation, “Climate Change and the Voiceless: Protecting Future Generations, Wildlife, and Natural Resources,” to an audience of more than 75 attendees, which included climate change law and policy scholars from the MENA region and Moroccan law students.

Co-sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme, Hamad Bin Khalifa University Law School, and Hassan First University-Settat in Morocco, the conference featured two days of presentations from climate change law and policy scholars from 13 countries (Algeria, Egypt, India, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and the U.S.). 

Additional Links

Abate’s blog entry: Climate Change(d): Reflections on Climate Change Law and Justice

2019 Middle East And North Africa (MENA) Environmental Law Scholars’ Conference

2019 Speakers’ Bios