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Student CELP Winter Conference 2023


Prof. Ben Pontin (Cardiff University) – The role of students in The Environmental Case for Brexit : a socio-legal perspective

Mr Guy Linley-Adams (Wildfish Environmental Group) – BBC panorama exposé ‘The Water Pollution Cover Up

Dr Richard Caddell (Cardiff University) – Principles for the Protection of the Environment in Armed Conflict

Star x Platforma : Climate Migration Panel & Workshop Evening

Nikolaos Margaritis (2nd from right) and Megan Parker-Williams (3rd from right)    

STAR x Platforma invited Student CELP to appear on a panel event exploring the theme of ‘climate justice.’ The event took place on October 23rd in the Cardiff University Student Union. Student CELP members Nikolaos Margaritis and Megan Parker-Williams discussed the role of ‘youth climate litigation’ in relation to climate justice, and shared their thoughts on the most recent suite of cases. For more details see upcoming blog post here.

Student CELP Spring Symposium 23rd March 2023

Guest Speaker

Associate Professor Dr Victoria Jenkins (Swansea University)


Embracing Clean Tech Developments – Kinga Plata, Olivia Wen Xi Ong, Angela Lim, Joseph Semmens and Melissa James

Sustainable coal mining? Revisiting the public’s perception of coal mining in Wales – Kian Yew Nah

Slow the Flow. Shifting Accountability Further Upstream – Megan Parker Williams and Sol Withers

Blogging for Change : Raising Awareness About Butterfly Conservation – Vishnusri Palanisamy Sumithralakshmiv

Issues with the European solar power panel supply chain – Nikolas Margaritis

The Spring Symposium was an opportunity for Student CELP members to present research on their recent blog publications. Guest speaker Dr Victoria Jenkins attending the event and discussed the implications of the EU Retention Bill on devolved environmental legislation. The event was attended by the wider CELP network and fellow Cardiff University staff and students.

Student CELP Winter Conference 07th December 2022

Poster for CELP winter conference

Prof. Ben Pontin (Cardiff University) – Environmental Law

Dr Richard Caddell (Cardiff University) – Fifty Years of the Polar Bear Agreement

Dr Ricardo Pereira (Cardiff University) – Environmental Conservation and Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon Rainforest

Dr Jennifer Allan (Cardiff University) – Insights from COP27

Miss Tegan Harrison (Cardiff University) – Thoughts on Space Security Policy

Dr PJ Blount (Cardiff University) – Air and Space Law

The Student CELP celebrated its first semester as a division with a Winter Conference in December 2022. Several environmental law and policy academics from Cardiff University were invited to discuss their area of interest, followed by a lively round of Q&A with Student CELP members. The event was a great opportunity for Student CELP members to network with the wider CELP network and explore the latest developments in environment law and policy with leading experts. It is hoped that the conference will become an annual event with Student CELP members from past and present, and academics from other Universities.