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Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape

Research Portal

Faculty of Law | University of the Western Cape

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (GEL)

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Welcome to the Global Environmental Law research niche

Global environmental degradation in the Anthropocene is a crisis that requires an innovative and radical legal response.

Our web channel highlights our efforts to contribute to that response, and provides visitors with news, blogs, listings of our publications, and external resources.

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Shifting international environmental law from conservation to compa...
News | Posted by Global Environmental Law niche

Does 'sustainable use' mean wildlife can be commodified?
Blogs | Posted by Global Environmental Law niche

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GEL > Welcome 

Welcome to the UWC Law Faculty research portal

Located in South Africa and rooted in Africa, we have a proud tradition of socially committed research and publication forged in...

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Our focus

Global assessments present a disconcerting view of the condition of the environment, a condition that is likely to have a severe impact on the survival of humankind. Humankind is rapidly transgressing existing planetary boundaries. This apocalyptic nightmare is, however, not equally applicable to everyone, as the poorest and most vulnerable will be harder hit by environmental degradation than... Read more ...

About us

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Our team

The GEL research niche is coordinated by Werner Scholtz, an internationally acclaimed National Research Foundation-rated researcher. He is joined by Dr Muhammad Kasker as well as a number of research associates and international partners. Read more ...

Meet the team