Upcoming Events

This page lists the events that the Hub is (co)organising or taking part in.

Oral intervention at the Inter-American Court hearing on the request for an advisory opinion on climate emergency and human rights

Hub researcher, Alana Lancaster (University of the West Indies, Barbados) will deliver an oral intervention on 25th April 2024 at a hearing at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, which has been convened by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the request for an advisory opinion on climate emergency and human rights submitted to it by the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Chile. To coincide with the court hearing, Alana Lancaster will also speak at a webinar organised by the University of the West Indies titled, “Ocean Apart or Charting New Courses? Climate Change Litigation at the International & Regional Level: Perspectives & Prospects for Caribbean Large Ocean States” to be held on 24 April 2024, 18:00 AST. More information about the event will be shared as soon as it is available.

Strathclyde’s Engage week event: From the coast to the ocean depths: Co-developing innovative solutions for sustainable development

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 11:15 am – 12:45 pm. Registration from 10:45 am. More info here.

This event brings together researchers from law, social sciences, and engineering to share knowledge acquired through research and engagement activities in the context of environmental sustainability, other sustainable development goals (gender, education, health), and ocean-climate nexus.

The speakers will share their innovative and collaborative inter- and transdisciplinary research experiences and best practices from collaborations with non-academic partners in the Global South as well as within the UK. The speakers cover areas such as:

  • human rights-based and arts-based participatory research approaches;
  • gender, environmental and social  justice and blue economy;
  • fair research partnerships for transformative environmental governance;
  • public and environmental health, coastal hazards, protection and resilience;
  • global health, inter-disciplinary research, and ethics in global health.


  • Professor Elisa Morgera (University of Strathclyde)
  • Early-career researcher Aphiwe Moshani (University of Cape Town / University of Strathclyde)
  • Professor Tracey Morse (University of Strathclyde)
  • Dr Bahareh Kamranzad (University of Strathclyde)
  • Early-career researcher Elsemi Olwage (University of Namibia)
  • Professor Jeremy Lauer (University of Strathclyde)

This is an in person event and will be held in the Technology and Innovation Centre, 99 George St, Glasgow.

WWF “Science for Nature” concluding webinar (30 May 2024)

Hub Deputy Director, Philile Mbatha, has been invited to speak at the webinar “Towards a More Inclusive Conservation Science” at 7:00 AM PT/10:00 AM ET. The event is the last webinar of the WWF-US 2024 “Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Seminar Series: Beyond Inclusive Conservation.” More information about the seminar series is available from here. Register here.

World Biodiversity Forum 2024

The 3rd World Biodiversity Forum 2024 will be held in Davos, Switzerland, from 16-20 June 2024, under the theme is “From Science to Action.” Hub researcher, Lynne Shannon (University of Cape Town, South Africa) is on the Scientific Steering Committee of the Forum and will present on “Transforming ocean decision-making through intuitive interspecies communication” and a poster on “Modelling marine climate-fishery-conservation scenarios in southern Africa.” Hub Director Elisa Morgera will deliver a presentation titled “The Transformative Potential of the Human Right to A Healthy Environment” and it is scheduled to take place on Monday, 17 June 2024 at 09:30 in room Sanada I. Hub researchers Stuart Jeffrey and early-career researcher Lisa McDonald (Glasgow School of Art, UK) together with Elisa Morgera will also present “Undercurrents: Community Art, Indigenous Cultural Heritage and Ocean Governance” on Tuesday, 18 June 2024 at 09:30 in room Sanada I. Please see the full information on the workshop and panel debates at the link provided (here). More information here.

‘Child/Youth-Friendly Climate Justice: Progress and Opportunities’ Conference (Cork)

Hub Director Elisa Morgera will deliver a presentation titled “Children’s climate justice is also about biodiversity, the ocean and the human right to science” at a “Child/youth-friendly climate justice: Progress and Opportunities” conference (30 September-1 October 2024) at University College Cork, Ireland, organized by Prof Aoife Daly.