Newsletter No 2 June 2011

IVM researcher Thijs Etty launches new peer-reviewed journal, Transnational Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press)

Thijs Etty

IVM researcher Thijs Etty becomes founding editor-in-chief of a major new peer-reviewed journal, Transnational Environmental Law (TEL), which will be launched by Cambridge University Press in january 2012. Together with co-editor Veerle Heyvaert (London School of Economics), Thijs Etty will be heading an international team of prestigious editors, including Dan Farber (University of California at Berkeley), Joanne Scott (University College London), Cinnamon Carlarne (University of South Carolina), and Jolene Lin (Hong Kong University).

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Transnational Environmental Law (TEL) is dedicated to the study of environmental law and governance beyond the state. It approaches legal and regulatory developments with an interest in the contribution of non-state actors and an awareness of the multi-level governance context in which contemporary environmental law unfolds. 
epa kaftTEL offers a forum for rigorous analysis and discussion of the impacts of globalization on complex environmental risks and norms. It welcomes scholarship that enriches understanding of contemporary environmental law through comparative and cutting-edge interdisciplinary analysis. TEL’s scope is broadly conceived in terms of disciplinary focus: its pages are open to scholarly contributions covering a wide range of environmental issues, including climate change, biodiversity, emerging technologies, industrial pollution and waste management. TEL also promotes the exploration of the evolving dynamics between environmental law and other legal disciplines (including but not limited to trade and competition law, financial law, and human rights).
TEL is strongly committed to supporting environmental legal scholarship across geographical boundaries and generations; it warmly encourages participation by young and emerging talents from across the globe. TEL seeks to foster innovative synergies between different scholarly styles and traditions, and strives for the development of a new generation of environmental scholarship that will bridge existing divides, including notably the divide between North American and European approaches to environmental law scholarship. In the same spirit, TEL encourages the integration of theoretical and practical legal perspectives on current environmental issues, and aims to deliver scholarship of high salience to academics and practitioners alike.
The inaugural issue will feature contributions by leading environmental law scholars, including:

-          Edith Brown Weiss (Georgetown University),
-          Dan Bodansky (Arizona State University),
-          Greg Shaffer (University of Minnesota),
-          Doug Kysar (Yale University),
-          Liz Fisher (University of Oxford),
-          Neil Gunningham (Australian National University),
-          Ludwig Krämer (College of Europe, Bruges; University College London),
-          Alexander Gillespie (University of Waikato, New Zealand),
-          Tseming Yang (Deputy General Counsel, US Environmental Protection Agency),
-          Koh Khen Lian (National University Singapore),
-          Bharat Desai (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), and
-          Charlotte Streck (Climate Focus).

The TEL Editors warmly invite the submission of manuscripts from scholars, lawyers and professionals active in fields related to environmental law and governance. Prospective authors may also contact the Editors with proposals for planned submissions. Submissions may be sent throughout the year and will be evaluated on a rolling-basis. No preference shall be given to submissions in respect of the professional rank or affiliation of the author. Submissions from younger scholars and authors in developing and newly developed countries are warmly encouraged.
For submissions and instructions for manuscript preparation, further information about TEL and its editorial and advisory boards, and to sign up for content alerts, please visit the TEL journal website at: 
For more information, please directly contact Thijs Etty, editor-in-chief, at, or visit the TEL journal webpage at Cambridge UP: