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Research Center ClimLaw: Graz

ClimLaw: Graz is a research center for climate law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Graz. It is part of the interdisciplinary Field of Excellence "Climate Change Graz" of the University of Graz, an association of researchers at Graz University who jointly research and share their knowledge on climate change and sustainability.

The research center's task is to critically observe and analyse current developments in climate law, from International, Region and National perspectives, and to carry out research projects with a focus on climate and environmental law together with national and international partners from science and practice. Due to its close links with climate science, climate economics, climate ethics, etc. and its intensive cooperation with stakeholders, ClimLaw: Graz is transdisciplinary and acts as a competent partner for scientific reports, expert information and legal advice.

The center’s members offer a wide range of courses that introduce law students to the basics of environmental and climate law, as well as seminars on specific topics, e.g. climate litigation and energy law. ClimLaw: Graz is nationally and internationally well connected in research and teaching and organises scientific conferences and workshops in cooperation with diverse partners from science and practice.


Univ.-Prof. (Stellenbosch) MM Dr.

Oliver Ruppel


ClimLaw: Graz
Attemsgasse 11/EG
8010 Graz

Phone:+43 316 380 - 3601

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