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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 task of the research centre is to critically observe and analyse current developments in climate protection law from an Austrian, European and global perspective. ClimLaw: Graz conducts research projects with national and international partners with a focus on climate protection law or environmental law. The expertise of the centre members lies in the field of climate-relevant national, comparative and public international law. Through close networking and cooperation with experts from the fields of climate science, climate policy, climate economics or climate ethics, ClimLaw: Graz pursues a transdisciplinary approach. Research at ClimLaw: Graz deals with topics such as climate negotiations, climate lawsuits, climate liability, climate conflicts, climate migration and many more. The research centre is available as a competent partner for scientific expert opinions, legal dialogue and knowledge cooperation in the field of climate law.

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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