Research Group for Climate, Energy and Environmental Law

Joanna Siekiera made co-investigator in new WUN project

Postdoctoral Fellow Joanna Siekiera is co-investigator in the University of Southampton led new WUN project, Global comparative assessment of the role of oceans in a sustainable future.

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Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) announced the results of the Research Development Fund 2020 round on the theme of Sustainable Recovery. These awards mark a direct investment in international collaborative research among WUN member universities of approximately £180,000. As the world approaches investment in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing attention is being paid to doing this in ways that will be sustainable. 

These newly awarded projects join 73 existing WUN Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs). Now in its 12th year, the WUN Research Development Fund has directly invested over £2.2 million to date in establishing research projects on problems of global significance, and on which member universities, working together, can make distinctive progress. 

Dr Joanna Siekiera became UIB Co-Investigator in the task "Global comparative assessment of the role of oceans in a sustainable future". 

As an international lawyer I am strongly aware of the multitude of legal gaps in the discipline of the law of the sea, as well as its inadequacy to the current state of facts. Ocean change and climate change are not enough analysed or researched by the legal studies. Thus, my personal and professional mission is to develop the awareness of legal consequences of ocean change. I strongly believe that my participation in this WUN project will give me more tools to do so, for the benefit of us all.

Read more on the WUN project.

Principal Investigator: Prof Susan Gourvenec, University of Southampton.

Research Team: University of Alberta; The University of Auckland; University of Bergen; University of Cape Town; The Chinese University of Hong Kong; University of Lausanne; University of Southampton (lead institution); The University of Western Australia.