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

The UEF-UNEP Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements is a high profile two week Course on MEAs, international environmental law-making and diplomacy. It is organised annually in cooperation of the University of Eastern Finland and UNEP, with a changing course venue and theme each year.

Each course concentrates on one specific theme under international environmental law, and through interactive lectures, workshops, and excursions the course equips participants with basic skills in internatonal environmental law-making, diplomacy and negotiations related to that specific thematic area.

The course is 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.​

This year, the course will be held in Shanghai, China between 2 and 12 November, with a theme 'climate change'.

Key Dates
  • Second announcement of the 2015 UEF-UNEP Course
    • PUBLISHED 12 June 2015
      Second announcement for download 
  • Application period
  • Programme
    • The latest draft programme (as of 31 Oct.) of the course published! For download here 
  • UEF-UNEP Course 2015
    • on 2 to 12 November 2015 in Shanghai, China
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For general information about this course, including application, please contact UEF-UNEP Course organisation at:


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