DAMILOLA S. OLAWUYI, SAN, FCIARB
Professor of Law | Author | Lawyer | Policy Consultant
Doctor of Philosophy in Law (DPhil), University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Master of Laws (LL.M), Harvard University, United States
Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Calgary, Canada
Bar Certificate (First Class Honours), Nigerian Law School, Abuja
Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), Igbinedion University, Okada, Nigeria
Name: Tosin Adewunmi
Media contact/public affairs: +234 81 40000 988
Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi, SAN, FCIArb, is an international lawyer, professor of law, arbitrator, author, and policy consultant, with expertise in petroleum, energy and environmental law. In 2015, Professor Olawuyi was promoted to the rank of Full Professor of Law at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria at the age of 32 years, becoming one of the youngest full professors of law in Nigerian history. He is Deputy Vice Chancellor, Chancellor’s Fellow and Director of the Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (OGEES Institute), Afe Babalola University, Nigeria. He is also a professor of petroleum, energy and environmental law at HBKU Law School, Doha, Qatar where he teaches energy and environmental law courses.
A prolific and highly regarded scholar, Professor Olawuyi has practiced and taught law in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. He was formerly an international energy lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Calgary, where he served on the firm’s global committee on extractive resource investments in Africa. He was also formerly deputy director and head of international environmental law at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada.
Professor Olawuyi has published several influential journal articles and books on natural resources, energy and environmental law. He has been an expert speaker and commentator at several international conferences. His most recent book publications include: Extractives Industry Law in Africa (Springer, 2018) and The Human Rights-Based Approach to Carbon Finance (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Professor Olawuyi is an Independent Expert on the African Commission’s Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights. He is Vice Chair of the International Law Association; co-chair of the Africa Interest Group of the American Society of International Law (2016-2019); and member of the Academic Advisory Group of the International Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy; Associate Editor of the Carbon and Climate Law Review; and Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, Montreal, Canada. He is a member of the Governing Council of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria, and a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators.
Professor Olawuyi has lectured on energy and environmental law in over 50 countries including: Qatar, Great Britain, Greece, France, Denmark, United States, Australia, Spain, China, India, Kenya, Netherlands, Canada, United States and across Nigeria. He has most recently received the Herbert Smith Freehills Visiting Professorship at the University of Cambridge, UK and the IAS Vanguard Fellowship of the University of Birmingham. He has served as a visiting professor of law at the China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing; University Research Fellow at the Consortium for Peace Studies, University of Calgary; and David Sive Scholar at Columbia Law School, New York, United States.
Professor Olawuyi has been admitted as Barrister and Solicitor in Alberta, Canada; Ontario, Canada; and Nigeria.
In recognition of his "substantial contribution to legal scholarship and jurisprudence," Professor Olawuyi was awarded the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (Queen's Counsel equivalent) in the year 2020, aged thirty-seven, therefore becoming the youngest academic ever elevated to the rank, and the very first graduate of a private university to become Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
He is a regular media commentator on all aspects of energy, environment and sustainable development.
International environmental law
Climate change law and policy
Natural resources law and policy
Food and agricultural law
Business and Human Rights in the Global Economy
International Commercial Arbitration
Ph.D Supervision (On-going)
Christianah Oyenuga, (PhD candidate in climate change and agriculture, Florida A & M University, Florida, United States)
George Kalu (Ph.D candidate in environment/oil and gas, Oxford, United Kingdom)
Irene Ekweozoh (PhD candidate in business, environment and human rights, University of Ottawa, Canada)
Professor Olawuyi is a regular media commentator on all aspects of energy, environment and sustainable development law. See recent highlights here
'Global Pact Will Boost International Environmental Governance' Olawuyi (Guardian Newspaper, September 25, 2018). Also published in Nigerian Lawyers and All Africa News
D Olawuyi, "Qatar regional leader in addressing climate change" (Qatar Peninsula Newspaper, November 26, 2017
D Olawuyi, "Government should tap into renewable energy potential" (Guardian Newspaper, July 19, 2017).
D Olawuyi, "OPEC deal boosts struggling African economies" (African Business Magazine, London, December 02, 2016).
D Olawuyi, “Taking human rights seriously in climate change actions and projects”, interview with the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), August 4, 2016.
D Olawuyi, “Three Amigos Summit: A North American Commitment to Clean Energy and Climate Action”, June 29, 2016, interview with Mary Taws of the Center for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada
D Olawuyi, "OPEC is hurting the economies of Africa" (African Business Magazine, London, April 7, 2016).
D Olawuyi, “Nigerian oil sector: cutting down the middlemen” African Business Magazine, London (published October 22, 2015)
D Olawuyi “Role of law in promoting renewable energy investments in Nigeria” (interview held on October 27, 2015 and aired on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), and Channels Television).
D Olawuyi “Role of law in promoting agriculture and renewable energy in Nigeria” (interview held on June 2, 2015 and aired on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), and Channels Television).
D Olawuyi, “Methodology, Theoretical Framework and Scholarly Significance” (The PUNCH Newspaper, June 1, 2015)
Damilola Olawuyi & Eduardo Pereira (eds.), Practical Considerations to Negotiate Enforceable Joint Operating Agreements in Civil Law Jurisdictions (Kluwer, 2020)
Damilola Olawuyi, Extractives Industry Law in Africa (Springer, 2018)
Damilola Olawuyi, The Human Rights Based Approach to Carbon Finance (Cambridge University Press, 2016) Foreword by The Right Hon. The Lord Jonathan Hugh Mance, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
Damilola Olawuyi & Rhuks Ako (eds), Food and Agricultural Law (Afe Babalola University Press, 2015) ISBN 1926832272, pp 320.
Reviewed by Yemi Akinseye George SAN, FCIARB
Damilola Olawuyi, The Principles of Nigerian Environmental Law (Afe Babalola University Press 2013) ISBN 9662965114, pp 350. Foreword by Aare Afe Babalola SAN, OFR, LLD, FNIALS, DLITT
Damilola Olawuyi, ‘Energy Poverty in the Middle East and North African (MENA) Region: Divergent Tales and Future Prospects’, in Inigo Del Guayo, Lee Godden, Donald N. Zillman, Milton Fernando Montoya, & Jose Juan Gonzalez (eds.), Energy Law and Energy Justice (Oxford University Press, 2020) 254-272.
Damilola Olawuyi & Amer Tabbara, ‘Decommissioning in Qatar’, in Eduardo G. Pereira et al (eds) The Regulation of Decommissioning, Abandonment and Reuse Initiatives in the Oil and Gas Industry (Kluwer, 2020) 559-594.
Damilola Olawuyi, ‘Joint Operating Agreements in Qatar’ in Eduardo Pereira & Damilola Olawuyi, Practical Considerations to Negotiate an Enforceable Joint Operating Agreement under Civil Law Jurisdictions (Netherlands: 2nd Edition, Kluwer Law International, 2020) 271-290.
Damilola Olawuyi, ‘Local Content Policies and Their Implications for International Investment Law’ in Julien Chaisse et al, Handbook of International Investment Law (Springer, 2019) 1-21.
Damilola Olawuyi & Walters Nsoh, ‘The Water-Energy-Food Nexus’ in William A. Tilleman, Alastair R. Lucas, Sara L. Bagg, Patrícia Galvão Ferreira (eds) Environmental Law and Policy (Toronto: 4th Edition, Emond Publishing) 175-197.
Damilola Olawuyi, "Advancing Innovations in Renewable Energy Technologies as Alternatives to Fossil Fuel Use in the Middle East: Trends, Limitations, and Ways Forward’ in Donald Zillman, Lee Godden, LeRoy Paddock, and Martha Roggenkamp (eds.) Innovation in Energy Law and Technology (Oxford University Press, 2018) 354-370.
Damilola Olawuyi, "Sustainable Aviation and the Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies to Africa: Paradoxes, Barriers and Prospects" in Armand de Mestral, Paul Fitzgerald, and Tanveer Ahmad(ed), Sustainable Development, International Aviation, and Treaty Implementation (Cambridge University Press, 2018) 154-174.
Damilola Olawuyi, "Energy (and Human Rights) for All: Addressing Human Rights Risks in Energy Access Projects", in Raya Salter, Carmen G. Gonzalez, and Elizabeth Kronk Warner, Energy Justice: US and International Perspectives (Edward Elgar, 2018) 73-104.
Damilola Olawuyi, "Human Rights and the Environment in Middle East and North African (MENA) Region: Trends, Limitations and Opportunities", in James May & Erin Daly (eds) Encyclopaedia of Human Rights and the Environment, Indivisibility, Dignity and Legality (Edward Elgar, 2018).
Damilola Olawuyi, 'Advancing Environmental Justice in a Post Brexit United Kingdom' in Oonagh Fitzgerald & Eva Lein, Complexity's Embrace: The International Law Implications of Brexit (McGill-Queens University Press, 2018)
Damilola Olawuyi, ‘Financing Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Infrastructure in the Arab Region: Potentials and Limitations of Public-Private Partnership Contracts’ in Walter Leal Filho, Amr Abdel Meguid, Climate Change Adaptation in the Arab Region: Case Studies and Best Practice (Springer, 2017).
Damilola Olawuyi and Rhuks Ako, ‘Environmental Justice in Nigeria: Divergent Tales and Future Prospects’ in Holifield, R. B., Chakraborty, J., & Walker, G., eds. Handbook of Environmental Justice (Abingdon: Routledge, 2017).
Damilola Olawuyi, ‘Advancing Climate Justice in International Law: Potentials and Constraints of the United Nations Human Rights Based Approach’, in Randall S. Abate (ed.), Climate Justice: Case Studies in Global and Regional Governance Challenges (Washington DC: Environmental Law Institute Press, 2016) Chapter 1.
Damilola Olawuyi, "Fostering Accountability in Large Scale Environmental Projects: Lessons from CDM and REDD+ Projects" in J Wouters, A Ninio, T Doherty and H Cisse (eds.), Improving Delivery in Development: The Role of Voice, Social Contract, and Accountability (Washington: The World Bank Legal Review 2015) chapter 5, 127-147.
Ajibade I. and Damilola Olawuyi, "Climate Change Impacts on Housing and Property Rights in Nigeria and Panama: Toward a Rights-Based Approach to Adaptation and Mitigation". In: Dominic Stucker and Elena Lopez-Gunn (eds.) Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management: Capacity, Equity and Sustainability (New York: Routledge 2014) chapter 13, 264-284.
Damilola Olawuyi, "Beautifying Africa for the Clean Development Mechanism- Legal and Institutional Issues Considered" in Benjamin Richardson, Yves Le Bouthillier, Heather McLeod- Kilmurray & Stefan Wood (eds.), Climate Change Law and Developing Countries: Legal and Policy Challenges for the World Community (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009) chapter 11, 262-284.
Policy Briefs and International Reports
Damilola Olawuyi & Zibima Tubondenyefa, Review of the Environmental Guidelines and Standards for the Petroleum Industry in Nigeria (Published by the Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, 2019) 1-25.
Damilola Olawuyi, Advancing Environmental Justice in Post-Brexit United Kingdom (Expert Report (published by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada) January, 2018.
Damilola Olawuyi, Local content and procurement requirements in oil and gas contracts: Regional trends in the Middle East and North Africa (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, University of Oxford) November, 2017.
Damilola Olawuyi, From Technology Transfer to Technology Absorption: How African Countries Can Do Much More to Realize Paris Climate Goals (Expert Report published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada) May, 2017.
Damilola Olawuyi, Current Developments in Carbon & Climate Law, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), (2017) Climate and Carbon Law Review
Sarah Mason-Case, Liliana del Villar, Damilola Olawuyi, and Benoit Mayer, Compendium of Legal Best Practices on Climate Change Policy (Italy: International Development Law Organization, 2011) 1-25.
Damilola Olawuyi, Sustainable Development and Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Legal Challenges and Emerging Solutions (2020) 103 (1) Journal of Environmental Science & Policy (Elsevier, London)
Damilola Olawuyi, Can MENA Extractive Industries Support the Global Energy Transition? Current Opportunities and Future Directions (2020) Extractives Industry and Society Journal (Elsevier, London)
Damilola Olawuyi, Local content requirements in oil and gas contracts: regional trends in the Middle East and North Africa (2019) 37(1) Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law 93-117.
Damilola Olawuyi and Olaitan Olusegun, Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on Biological Diversity in Nigeria: Current Issues and Future Directions (2018) 7 (1) Global Journal of Comparative Law (Brill) 37-60.
Mohammed E. Tok, Damilola Olawuyi and Cristina D’ Alessandro, Advancing Clean Technology Entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North African (MENA) Region: Law, Education and Policy Imperatives (2018) 7 (1) Global Journal of Comparative Law (Brill) 115-133.
Damilola Olawuyi, "From Technology Transfer to Technology Absorption: Addressing Climate Technology Gaps in Africa" (2018) 36 (1) Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, DOI:10.1080/02646811.2017.1379667 (International Bar Association/ Taylor & Francis)
Damilola Olawuyi, "Public Private Partnerships and Infrastructure Development in GCC Countries: Trends, Limitations and Ways Forward" (2017) 6:1 MENA Business Law Review (Lexis Nexis).
Damilola Olawuyi, "Climate justice and corporate responsibility: taking human rights seriously in climate actions and projects" (2016) 34 (1) Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law (Journal of the International Bar Association, Taylor and Francis) pp1-18
Damilola Olawuyi, 'Ontario’s Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Economy Act: Pious Aspirations or New Dawn?'(2016) 16 (1) Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development (Columbia University, New York) pp. 29-37
Damilola Olawuyi, Book Review: Shawkat Alam, Sumudu Atapattu, Carmen G. Gonzalez and Jona Razzaque,International Environmental Law and the Global South, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2015, 623 (2016) 29 :2 Leiden Journal of International Law, pp 611-616 doi:10.1017/S0922156516000194
Damilola Olawuyi, 'The Increasing Relevance of Rights-Based Approaches to Resource Governance in Africa: Shifting from Regional Aspiration to Local Realization (2015) 11:2 McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (McGill Law School, Montreal, Canada) pp 293-338.
Damilola Olawuyi, "Terrorism, Armed Conflict and the Nigerian Child: Legal Framework for Child Rights Enforcement in Nigeria" (2015) 13 Nigerian Juridical Review, University of Nigeria pp 1-24
Damilola Olawuyi, "Proposal for a Climate Compensation Mechanism for Small Island States: Response to Maxine Burkett, 13 (1) Santa Clara Journal of Int'l L. 133 (2015).
Olawuyi, D. S., "Legal strategies and tools for mitigating legal risks associated with oil and gas investments in Africa" (2015) 39 (3) OPEC Energy Review, 247–265. doi: 10.1111/opec.12043
Damilola Olawuyi, Constitutionalizing Environmental Rights in Nigeria: Reflections on the Question of Approach (2014) Nigerian National Human Rights Commission Journal (National Human RIghts Commision, Federal Government of Nigeria) pp 11-44.
OLAWUYI DS, "Recognizing the Intersections between Human Rights and the Environment in Legal Education and Training" (2014) Asian Journal of Legal Education (Sage Publishers) doi: 10.1177/2322005814530328, vol. 1 no. 2, 103-113
OLAWUYI DS. "Mainstreaming Human Rights under National and International law: Legal and Epistemic Questions” (2013) 3 (3) Indonesia Law Review, Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia.
Damilola Olawuyi, 'Harmonizing International Trade and Climate Change Institutions: Legal and Theoretical Basis for Systemic Integration', Law and Development Review, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 107–129, DOI: 10.1515/ldr-2014-0023, September 2014
OLAWUYI D.S, 'Power Generation through Renewable Energy Sources: An Analysis of the Legal Barriers and Potentials in Nigeria' (2013) 5 (2) Journal of Resources, Energy and Development, The Energy and Resources Institute, India. DOI: 10.3233/RED-120106
OLAWUYI D.S and OLARINDE O, ‘Setting Sustainable Standards for Biofuel Projects : Legal and Institutional Imperatives’ (2013) 2(1) Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria
OLAWUYI D.S, 'Aguan Biogas Project and the Government of the United Kingdom: Legal and International Human Rights Assessment' (2013) 4 (3) Queen Mary Law Journal, University of London.
OLAWUYI D.S, 'Legal and Sustainable Development Impacts of Major Oil Spills' (2012) 4(3) Consilience Journal of Sustainable Development, Columbia University, doi:
OLAWUYI DS, ‘Legal and Institutional Barriers to the Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies to Nigeria through the Clean Development Mechanism’ (2013) 3 (1) Journal of Environmental Law, Nigerian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos.
OLAWUYI DS, "Hydraulic Fracturing Technology and Shale Gas Production in Nigeria: Legal and Sustainability Assessment" (2014) 4 (2) Petroleum Technology Development Journal (PTDJ), Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria.
OLAWUYI D.S, 'Addressing Inequality trends in Climate Change Mitigation Policy Measures and Projects: Reflections on Post 2012 Outlooks’ (2013) 2-3, Environmental Law and Practice Review, NALSAR University Law School, India
OLAWUYI D.S, 'Mentally Disabled Persons and the Law: Where Lays the Haven under the Canadian Criminal Justice System?' (2012) 18 (3) Centerpiece, Alberta Civil Liberties Research Center, University of Calgary
OLAWUYI D.S,'Adopting the Language of Rights for Environmental Protection: Legal and Theoretical Justifications' (2012) Canadian Journal of Globalization, University of Ottawa
OLAWUYI D.S, 'Towards a Transparent and Accountable Clean Development Mechanism: Legal and Institutional Imperatives' (2012) Nordic Environmental Law Journal, Uppsala University, Sweden
OLAWUYI, D.S,'Rethinking the Place of Flexible Mechanisms in Kyoto's Post 2012 Commitments' (2010) Journal of Law, Environment and Development, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS)
OLAWUYI D.S, "Achieving Sustainable Development in Africa Through the Clean Development Mechanism: Legal and Institutional Issues Considered" (2009) African J. International and Comparative Law 270-301 (Edinburgh University Press) Volume 17, Issue 2, Page 270-301, ISSN 0954-8890,
Recent Speaking Engagements
Professor Olawuyi has presented at almost 100 conferences, seminars, colloquia and other events in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. Recent highlights include:
June 08, 2018, London, United Kingdom: Invited panelist, "Energy subsidies and low carbon transition in the Middle East" at the BIICL WTO Conference 2018, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
May 04, 2018, London, United Kingdom: Session Chair, "Brexit and International Environmental Law Panel" at the CIGI-BIICL conference themed Brainstorming the latest and greatest challenges of Brexit, held at the Goodenough House, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB.
April 27, 2018, London, United Kingdom: Damilola Olawuyi, “Principle of Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in International Law” at the International Law Association Conference on Sustainable Resources Management held at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
April 12, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal: Damilola Olawuyi, invited panelist, “Energy transition in Qatar and the Middle East: advancing renewable energy technologies as the alternative to fossil fuel use” International Law Colloquium, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
April 09, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal: Damilola Olawuyi, invited panelist, “How technological and legal innovations are transforming energy law” Biennial conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL), International Bar Association, 8 - 11 April 2018, Intercontinental, Lisbon, Portugal.
April 05, 2018, Doha, Qatar:Session Chair and Panelist, “Climate Change and Energy Transitions in Qatar”, a public lecture featuring Mr. Abdulhadi Nasser Almarri, Director, Climate Change Department, Ministry of Municipality and Environment, at the College of Law and Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
April 04-05, 2018, Doha, Qatar: Chair of the Energy Experts Workshop, Public-Private Approaches for Financing Energy Infrastructure Projects,at Four Seasons Hotel, Doha, Qatar.
April 03, 2018, Kuwait City, Kuwait: Damilola Olawuyi, invited keynote speaker, on
“Local content and procurement requirements in Middle East and North Africa” at the Kuwait International Conference on Procurement, Hilton Kuwait Resort, Kuwait.
March 07, 2018, Honolulu, Hawai'i, United States: Damilola Olawuyi (Guest Speaker), Climate Change, Human Rights and the Talanoa Dialogue, public lecture delivered at the University of Hawai'i William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
November 26-27, 2017, Doha, Qatar: Damilola Olawuyi, Chair of the Conference Organizing Committee and Chair of the Law and Policy Panel, Water Energy Food Nexus and a Low Carbon Future for Qatar, College of Law and Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
November 22, 2017, Doha, Qatar: Damilola Olawuyi, Chair, Energy Law Colloquium on Canadian Energy Development Law and Policies on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, College of Law and Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
November 09, 2017, Bonn, Germany: Damilola Olawuyi, Invited Expert, United Nations Climate Change and Human Rights Expert Meeting, organized by the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, at the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Bonn, Germany.
October 14, 2017: Saskatoon, Canada: Damilola Olawuyi, Invited Panelist, "Enhancing the Benefits of Local Content in Indigenous-Industry Agreements", a Workshop on the Law and Politics of Indigenous-Industry Agreements in Extractive Industries, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
September 27, 2017, Calgary, Canada: Damilola Olawuyi, Invited Eminent Speaker in Energy Law, Faculty of Law Eminent Speaker Series, University of Calgary, Canada. Lecture Topic: Low Carbon Transition in Qatar and the Middle East.
September 5, 2017, London, United Kingdom: Damilola Olawuyi, invited panelist, "Legal Innovations for Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development in Arab states" Law and Environment in Small States Conference, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), UK.
July 28, 2017, Athens, Greece: Damilola Olawuyi, invited speaker, "Business and Human Rights in the Global Economy" Global Law and Governance Summer School organized by the European Union Public Law Organization (EPLO), EPLO Headquarters, Athens, Greece.
31 May-02 June, 2017, Banff, Alberta, Canada: Damilola Olawuyi, invited panelist, “Educating Energy Entrepreneurs: A Tale of an Extended Simulated Learning Approach” at the 18th International Conference of Natural Resources Law Teachers, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Alberta, Canada.
4 May 2017, Amman, Jordan: Damilola Olawuyi, ‘Integrating Solar Energy into National Electricity Grid: Legal Innovations and Future Directions’ at the International Climate Change Conference themed Implementing the Paris Agreement through National Legislation for Sustainable Development, at the Faculty of Law, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
10 May 2017, Almeria, Spain: Damilola Olawuyi, invited speaker, ‘Energy transition in Qatar and the Middle East: advancing renewable energy technologies as the alternative to fossil fuel use’ at the International Energy and Climate Change Conference, Universidad de Almería, Spain.
11-12 May, 2017, Madrid, Spain: Damilola Olawuyi, invited speaker, ‘Energy transitions, innovation and the law: regional trends in Middle East and North African (MENA) Region’ Conference of the Academic Advisory Group (AAG), International Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) held at the Spanish Energy Club (Club Español de la Energía) Madrid, Spain.
18-19 May, 2017, Tarragona, Spain: Damilola Olawuyi, ‘The Search for Climate Justice in International Law: Trends, Limitations and Ways Forward’ II Tarragona International Environmental Law Conference, Theme: Longing for Justice in a Climate-Changed World: From Theory to Practice, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
April 27, 2017, Doha, Qatar: Damilola Olawuyi, invited speaker, “Water Energy Food Nexus and a Low Carbon Future for Qatar”, presented at the Brookings Brown Bag Seminar Series, held on 27th April, 2017 at the Brookings Doha Centre, Doha.
March 25, 2017, Doha, Qatar: Damilola Olawuyi, invited keynote speaker “Law and governance framework for promoting climate-resilient water-energy-food infrastructure development in GCC countries”, paper presented on March 25, 2017 at the Third Annual Students’ Conference, themed Water, Energy, Food Nexus: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Sustainable Development, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar.
07 February 2017: Doha, Qatar: Damilola Olawuyi, keynote speaker, “Establishing Small and Medium Enterprises in Qatar: Legal and Business Considerations”, paper presented on February 07, 2017, at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar.
December 5-9, 2016, Washington DC, USA: Damilola Olawuyi, invited panelist, “Climate Justice: U.S. and International Perspectives, Law” at the World Bank Law, Justice and Development Week 2016, themed Law, Climate Change and Development, December 5-9, 2016, World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC, United States of America.
Damilola S. Olawuyi, invited panelist, “Implications of Brexit for International Energy Law and Policy”, paper presented on August 24, 2016 at a seminar themed Brexit and Environmental Law, organized by the Environmental Law Institute, Washington DC, United States.
Damilola S. Olawuyi, Session Chair and panelist, “Energy Transition in Gulf Cooperation Council States: Framing the Issues”, paper presented on September 24, 2016 at a seminar themed Energy Law and Policy in GCC States: Current Issues and Future Directions, organized by the College of Law, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar.
Damilola S. Olawuyi, panelist, “International Environmental Law and the Global South: Framing the Issues”, paper presented on August 10, 2016 at the 77th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Damilola Olawuyi, invited speaker, "Investments in Nigeria’s agriculture and renewable energy sector: legal framework and risks', ‘Opportunity Nigeria’, a two-day seminar held on November 5 and 6, 2015, by the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce/ Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, in London.
Damilola Olawuyi, keynote speaker, “Rehabilitation and Reintegration: Addressing the Missing Links in Nigeria’s Amnesty Program", guest lecture delivered on November 04, 2015, at the 2015 Montagu Baker Lecture Series, Oxford Center for Mission Studies, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Damilola Olawuyi, invited panelist, “ Renewable energy for power generation in Nigeria: legal and institutional issues”, 2nd Annual Regional Conference of the Center for Petroleum, Energy, Economics and Law (CPEEL), University of Ibadan, October 27-28, 2015.
Damilola Olawuyi, invited panelist, “Mitigating Legal Risks Associated with Oil and Gas Investments in Africa”, invited speaker, Offshore East Africa Convention 2015, October 22-23, 2015, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Damilola Olawuyi and Rhuks Ako, “Methodology, Theoretical Framework and Scholarly Significance: A Review of International Best Practices in Legal Research”, paper presented on June 02, 2015 at the 48th Annual National Conference of the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers (NALT) held at the College of Law, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria.
Damilola Olawuyi, "Water for Food, Energy and Sustainable Development–Addressing Legal and Policy Barriers to the Advancement of Water Technology and Enterprises", presented on March 28, 2015 at the 2015 EnergyWaterFoodNexus conference at the School of Environment of the Florida A&M University, United States.
Damilola Olawuyi, "Advancing Climate Justice in International Law: Evaluating the United Nations Human Rights Based Approach", a paper presented on March 26, 2015 at the 1st Annual Climate and Energy Justice Lecture, FAMU College of Law, Florida, United States of America.
OLAWUYI DS, "Legal Frameworks for Mitigating Social, Environmental and Human Rights Risks in Cross-Border Pipeline Developments in North America and Abroad", a paper presented at the 2015 Canadian Association of Environmental Law Societies (CAELS) Conference held on February 13 and 14, 2015 at the University of Calgary, Canada.
OLAWUYI DS, "Social and Environmental Risks in Cross-Border Pipeline Projects: Legal Framework for Sustainable Mitigation”, a paper presented at the 2014 Second International Environmental Law, Scientific and Practical Conference, themed “Eurasian Integration: Legal and Educational Aspects” at the Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia, on 3–5 of December 2014.
OLAWUYI DS, Commentaries on Maxine Burkett’s “Rehabilitation: A Proposal for a Compensation Mechanism For Small Island States”, presented on January 25, 2014 at the 2014 Santa Clara Journal of International Law Symposium, Santa Clara Law School, Santa Clara, California, United States.
OLAWUYI DS, “Carbon Markets, Neoliberalism and Environmental Sustainability: Towards a Win-Win Approach” A paper presented on November 02, 2013 at the 2020 Vision for Humanity and Global Security Conference, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
OLAWUYI DS and OLARINDE OS, “Setting Sustainable Standards for Biofuel Production: Legal and Institutional Imperatives” (A paper presented at the first European Union Environmental Law Forum (EELF) Conference held from 4-6 September 2013, at Groningen, Netherlands)
OLAWUYI DS, "Setting Sustainable Standards for Safety and Emergency Planning on Oil Platforms: Towards an International Framework" presented at the International Conference on Energy Transitions: Regulation of Energy Markets at the National, European and International levels (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland).
OLAWUYI DS, "A Human Rights Based Approach to Climate Change: Legal and Institutional Perspectives" a paper presented at the ECOST Climate Change Working Group on Human Rights, Climate Change and Migration held at the University of Utretch, Netherlands
OLAWUYI D.S, “Legal Aspects of Emission Trading” A session contribution made at the ICAP European Union Summer School/Training Course in Emission Trading held in Madrid, Spain (2011).
OLAWUYI D.S, 'Recognizing the Intersection between Human Rights and the Environment in Legal Education', A paper presented on the 29th March, 2010 at the Conference of the United Kingdom Council for Legal Education in Warwick, United Kingdom
OLAWUYI D.S, 'Legal and Institutional Barriers to the Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies to Developing Countries through the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism', presented on 12 May, 2010 at the Global Concerns Conference in Sønderborg, Denmark,
OLAWUYI D.S, 'An Overview of International Arrangements on Integrated Coastal Zone Management–Lessons and Suggestions for the Future' A paper presented at the Canadian Coastal Zone Conference 2008, in Vancouver, Canada
OLAWUYI D.S, 'The Right to Clean Environment under International Law- Defining the Scope and Content of an Emerging Right' A paper presented at the 4th International Conference of the Canadians Lawyers on International Human Rights, on the 19th February, 2008 at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada.