‘Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Law as Part of the Solution’ is a theme designed to enable both established and emerging scholars in environmental law to contribute, and which meets their common and different needs. This program will certainly stimulate and enables creative interaction among diverse scholars. Thus, this Annual Distinguished Scholar Oration will be prestigious, informative, and interesting for the diverse scholars who make up the Academy.


The 17th International Union for Conservation of Nature, Academy of Environmental Law (UCNAEL) Colloquium will look at the work, planning and research done in achieving the United Nations (UN) 17 Goals (SDGs) with Law as 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


These goals are interconnected i.e. the key to success on each goal will also include looking at issues commonly associated with the other. Thus, the key areas of concerned are grouped together for easier referencing. For the purpose of this 17th colloquium the areas of environmental law and issues are as below:

  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


Abstracts and papers 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 within 400 words. 

Abstracts should also include between 3 – 5 keywords. 

Abstracts should 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, with a final deadline of Friday, 1 March 2019. 

Please use the template provided for submitting your abstract. 

More info: http://law.uitm.edu.my/colloquium2019

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