Environmental Law & Climate Change – Shaping a Greener Future at The Law Society

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The 2021 MOOC in Environmental Law and Climate Change from the Diploma Centre at the Law Society of Ireland provides a short but incisive overview of legal and ethical considerations for those involved in environmental law and the environmental and conservation spheres, either in a professional or voluntary capacity.

Environmental Law & Climate Change

The course runs over a five-week period with materials for the weekly modules released every Tuesday in the form of a number of short video presentations from expert contributors. These are supported by suggested readings, three quizzes, and ‘live’ online Q & A sessions with the relevant experts.

Week 1: Climate Change – roadmap for change – climate change regime, climate justice, Ireland’s roadmap for change.

Week 2: Climate Change – litigation and challenges – the emissions gap, climate litigation, interconnected environmental challenges.

Week 3: Environmental Law – enforcement and justice – environmental enforcement, crimes against the environment and ecocide.

Week 4: Green means go – sustainability –  sustainability for business, offshore wind energy, sustainable planning, rewilding and conservation.

Week 5: Shaping a greener future – what we can do  – the circular economy, changing our behaviour, steps to take from a professional/personal perspective.

You can contact the Law Society Of Ireland through our portal for more information.

The award-winning Diploma Centre at the Law Society of Ireland has provided continuing professional education and training for over 20 years. The Diploma Centre offers a diverse range of postgraduate courses which are available both onsite and online. Courses delivered by leading experts are open to solicitors, trainees, barristers and suitably qualified professionals. The Law Society of Ireland provide a flexible approach to learning with courses designed to satisfy CPD requirements.

All current diploma and certificate courses are available on the Diploma Centre webpage.


  • Postgraduate certificate and diploma courses
  • Flexible on-site and online learning
  • State-of-the-art lecture capture facility
  • Practitioner-led lecturers and workshops
  • Annual free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), with over 10,000 registrants from 70 countries.
  • Discounts available

Steven Galvin

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