International award for CWI academic

Posted 22 July 2014

Cameron Holley

CWI academic Cameron Holley has been awarded the Junior Scholar Award from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law in Spain.

Cameron was the recipient of the sixth annual Junior Scholarship Award in recognition of his outstanding scholarship and contributions to the field of environmental law.

Cameron received the award in Spain at the Twelfth Annual IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium.

‘Energy’ was the focus of this year’s colloquium held at Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, in Spain’s Catalonia region. Cameron was presenting at the Colloquium on “Collaborative Governance and the Energy Water Nexus”.

Founded in 1948, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network. The IUCN understood early on the role that law needed to play in the response to environmental challenges. In the early 1960s, the IUCN created the Commission of Environmental Law, comprised of individual experts from around the world who volunteer in the various specialist groups established by the Commission.

Cameron Holley with the award
Cameron Holley with the award.

In 2003, recognizing the importance of promoting teaching and research in environmental law at the university level, the IUCN endorsed the idea of an Academy of Environmental Law at the First Colloquium in Shanghai, China.

In just a few years, the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law has been able to attract institutional members from all over the world who are ready to collaborate at the global level. Its worldwide network is now comprised of more than 180 universities (including UNSW) from 56 countries, with many from developing countries.

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