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The Ocean-Climate Nexus in International Law

Sustainability and environment

This year’s Kurt Grönfors Lecture will delve into the critical nexus between the ocean and climate from an international legal perspective.

4 Oct 2024
10:00 - 12:00
SEB room, Handelshögskolan, Vasagatan 1, Göteborg

Professor Alexander Proelss, University of Hamburg
Professor Erik Røsæg, University of Oslo
Snjólaug Árnadóttir, Reykjavik University
Angelique Pouponneau, Chief of Staff, UNSG’s Climate Action Team
Niels Krabbe, University of Gothenburg
Gabriela Argüello, University of Gothenburg
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Coffee will be served outside the SEB room from 9:30

On the backdrop of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) advisory opinion on Climate Change and International Law, Professor Alexander Proelss, from the University of Hamburg, will deliver his keynote lecture on the implications of this landmark advisory opinion. His insights will shed light on the role of international law in mitigating climate impacts on marine ecosystems and the responsibilities of states under evolving legal norms. This lecture promises to be an invaluable opportunity to engage with cutting-edge developments in international law and its intersection with climate change.

This year, we will also count with the participation of Professor Erik Røsæg (University of Oslo), Snjólaug Árnadóttir (Reykjavik University), Angelique Pouponneau (Chief of Staff of UNSG’s Climate Action Team), Niels Krabbe (University of Gothenburg) and Gabriela Argüello (University of Gothenburg).

Details about the program will be published in due course. We look forward to your participation in what promises to be a thought-provoking and highly relevant event.


The Kurt Grönfors Lecture series is a recurring and open seminar series with themes linked to Kurt Grönfors' broad research interests. Read more about the series here.