To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the International Islamic University Malaysia which is also the 40th anniversary of Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, and in line with the objective of the Climate Change Policy and Law (CCPL) Centre and HMH Law Centre to deliver awareness raising events as part of its dissemination and exploitation strategies, the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL) is committed to conduct the Regional Roundtable on Climate Change Policy and Law.
Environmental law and climate change are now crucial aspects of policy decision-making and governance. AIKOL is proud to have dedicated academics who are experts in the areas of environmental law, climate change law, energy law, land law, and international law. For many years AIKOL has undertaken a leadership role in environmental and climate change research, both, at local and international fronts as well as in delivering a high quality environmental and climate change education through various forms and approaches at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In the year 2021, AIKOL reached another milestone through the establishment of a new centre to serve the development of environmental and climate change law. This centre, known as the CCPL Centre, which is co-sharing the existing facilities & resources with HMH Law Centre, is established through an international research grant, ERASMUS. This grant has been secured by the team from AIKOL comprising of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maizatun Mustafa as the project leader, and the team members, Prof. Dr. Farid Sufian Shuaib, Prof. Dr. Sharifah Zubaidah Syed Abdul Kader, Assoc. Prof. Sonny Zulhuda, and Dr. Wan Zulhafiz Wan Zahari.
Main aims of the CCPL Centre are to develop curricula and pedagogical approaches on climate change policy and law. The HMH Law Centre will support the CCPL in hosting classes for the LLM in climate change policy and law programme using innovative education methodology and hybrid learning, providing a space for prospective and registered students to converge and have discussions. The CCPL Centre will support research and publications, organise conferences and networking, conduct meetings with partners and stakeholders, and undertake dissemination and exploitation activities relating to climate change policy and law.
As such, the CCPL Centre and HMH Law Centre as a vital hub of teaching and research on climate change would play an important role in educating future environmental auditors, corporate managers, practitioners, professionals, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders about policy actions on mitigation and adaption to climate change, while concurrently propagating social and governance measures. Through research, engagement and networking, the Centre would help attain cumulative build-up of societal awareness and influence the practices of the corporate sector, community stakeholders, and local and national governments on climate change governance.
This Regional Roundtable will be organised by AIKOL and supported by the CCPL Centre, HMH Law Centre and the AIKOL Flagship. Keynote speakers and presenters are experts in areas relating to climate change curriculum as well as climate change law and policy.
As a requirement of ERASMUS, this proposed Regional Roundtable would be guided as follows:
- The Regional Roundtable is organised to raise awareness on the importance of the delivery of the educational course on Climate Change Policy and Law and to interact with high level and key stakeholders in order to promote and make the course more appealing,
- To prepare a list of participants, agendas, material, discussion, report with conclusion, papers and so on,
- Attendance – minimum 50 pax: (a) 10 high level management of IIUM; (b) 20 academic staff from IIUM; (c) 10 administrative staff; (d) 5 National/Regional civil society organisations on climate change; (e) 5 National & Regional competent authorities (environmental- educational).
One of the critical areas of this Regional Roundtable is the idea of sharing academic and professional experience towards the development of an up-to-date master’s degree curriculum which can attract students from legal and non-legal backgrounds, as well as obtaining feedback on the contents of the curriculum.
Other important objectives include:
- To promote the climate change policy and law curriculum at the CCPL Centre & HMH Law Centre to multidisciplinary stakeholders,
- To enhance the understanding of environmental law and climate change as an important aspect of policy decision and governance,
- To enhance academic interactions and networking with the various sectors.
The following are the organisations that have participated as follows:
- Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah Of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
- Climate Change Policy and Law Centre
- Harum M Hashim Law Centre
- AIKOL Flagship (Peace and Justice in The Community)
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