The course 2014 was held between 20th and 30th October 2014 at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland.


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University of Eastern Finland
See also:

Centre for Climate Change, Energy and
Environmental Law (CCEEL)


Master's Degree Programme
in Environmental Policy & Law:

Natural Resources &
Climate Change

University of Eastern Finland (UEF) - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements

  • High profile two week Course on MEAs, international environmental law-making and diplomacy. 
  • Intended for experienced government officials engaged in international environmental negotiations. Other stakeholders, such as representatives of NGOs and the private sector, researchers and academics in the field of international environmental law are also eligible. By far, over 300 participants from all over the world have been trained through the series of the Course.​
  • Approximately 30 participants, with an equal distribution from the North and South and taking into account gender balance will be admitted to the Course. 
  • Participants are expected to pay their travel and other expenses and a tuition fee of EUR 1000.
  • Candidates from developing countries and from countries with economies in transition can apply for a full or partial fellowship.
The aim of the Course is to equip present and future negotiators of multilateral environmental agreements with the information and experiences of others in the area of international environmental law-making in order to improve the impact and implementation of these key treaties.
In addition, others such as representatives of non-governmental organizations and the private sector may apply and be selected to attend the Course. Researchers and academics in the field are also eligible. Starting from year 2004, the course has had altogether 353 participants from 122 different countries.
The Course also serves as a forum for fostering cooperation between developed and developing country negotiators; and for taking stock of recent developments in the negotiation and implementation of multilateral environmental agreements and diplomatic practices in this field. The ultimate aim of the Course is to improve environmental negotiation capacity and governance worldwide.