17th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4-9 August 2019

17th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium 2019

The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law is an international network of approximately 200 environmental law faculties and research centres from 60 countries. This year, the 17th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium will be held in Kuala Lumpur to be held from 4-9 August 2019 marking the get together of various participants from six continents to discuss current international, comparative, national, and local environmental law issues.


The chosen theme reflects the current emphasis and pressing needs to address issues relating to sustainable development. This is a general theme close to everyone’s hearts, in order to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. SDGs addresses the global issues surrounding poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and justice.

All countries in this world encounter similar predicament in their endeavour towards achieving sustainable development. This colloquium aims to highlight the importance of law in providing possible solutions to ensure the successful achievement of sustainable development goals worldwide.

Hence, the organisers wish to invite interested participants from diverse backgrounds, fields and discipline, to contribute towards dynamic discussion on these issues, as well as finding solution and provide recommendations to the problems which will be beneficial to all communities.


‘Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Law as Part of the Solution’ is a theme designed to enable both established and emerging scholars in environmental law and other related disciplines to contribute in addressing the common and different needs of societies.

This colloquium aims to stimulate and catalyse creative interaction among diverse scholars. Thus, this Annual Distinguished Scholar Oration will be prestigious, informative, and interesting platform for the distinguished scholars to attend, share and contribute ideas in the 17th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium 2019.


The 17th International Union for Conservation of Nature, Academy of Environmental Law (IUCNAEL) Colloquium will identify the work, planning and research that has been and will be carried out in achieving the United Nations (UN) 17 Goals (SDGs) with Law as an integral part of the solution.

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

GOAL 15: Life on Land

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are calls to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. These goals are interconnected where the key success of one goal is associated with the success of the other goals. Hence, the key areas of concern are grouped together for ease of reference. For the purpose of this 17th Colloquium, the areas of environmental law and issues are as follows:

  1. Environmental Justice
  2. Clean Water Infrastructure
  3. Climate Change Energy Nexus
  4. Deforestation
  5. Food Production and Security
  6. Sustainable Waste Management
  7. Crisis Response


Registration and submission are to be submitted through Confbay ONLY.

Registration is open from 30 November 2018 – 15 July 2019

Submission of abstracts is extended to 31 March 2019

For those who are interested to publish, submission of full papers is acceptable until 30 November 2019 for publication under IUCN, please refer to the following link:  http://www.iucnael.org/en/academy-publications; http://www.iucnael.org/en/e-journal  for further  information.


 Abstracts must be written in English, with title, author(s)’s name(s) and institutional affiliation.

Abstracts should contain a description of its aim, method, essential results and a brief conclusion of not more than 400 words.

Abstracts should include between 3 – 5 keywords.

Abstracts are to be submitted to: https://submit.confbay.com/conf/colloquium2019

The subject of the email should be written as ‘Abstract – 2019 Colloquium’.

Abstracts will be reviewed as received until the final extended deadline on Sunday, 31 March 2019.

Please use the template provided for submitting your abstract.

Full papers must be in English. For further information on publication, please refer to IUCN websites as follows:  http://www.iucnael.org/en/academy-publications; http://www.iucnael.org/en/e-journal


Registration to attend the Colloquium is through Confbay at the following link : https://submit.confbay.com/component/user/register?acid=690


Early bird rate: Extended to 31 March 2019

US (Dollar) RM (Malaysian Ringgit)
Member 275 1200
Non-member 300 1300
Participant/Guest/Spouse 80 350
Student 100 400

Regular rate: After 31 March 2019 until 15 July 2019

US (Dollar) RM (Malaysian Ringgit)
Member 300 1300
Non-member 375 1400
Participant/Guest/Spouse 100 450
Student 150 500


Name of Account                 :               BENDAHARI UiTM

Name of Bank                       :               AFFIN ISLAMIC BANK BERHAD

Account No.                           :               105140003422

SWIFT Code                           :               PHBMMYKL

Project Code                         :               IUCNAEL2019

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For those who wish to seek some financial assistance in attending this 17th Colloquium, grant is available from the IUCN Academy. Please click the following link for further information: IUCN AEL Financial Assistance Application.docx