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Md Saiful Karim

Associate Professor
Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Saiful Karim is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. Dr Karim has held Visiting Faculty position at Sydney University where he taught a postgraduate course on Asia Pacific Environmental Law. He was a consultant at the University of the South Pacific. He was a visiting research fellow at the National University of Singapore. He practiced at a Singapore law firm. He was a lawyer of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA). Dr Karim teaches and researches in different areas of international law, environmental law and agricultural law. He has published extensively in the fields of public international law and environmental law and has presented research papers in many conferences and workshops organised by various academic and research organisations based in Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. Dr Karim is the author of Prevention of Pollution of the Marine Environment from Vessels: The Potential and Limits of the International Maritime Organisation (Springer, 2015), Maritime Terrorism and the Role of Judicial Institutions in the International Legal Order (Brill-Nijhoff, 2017) and Shipbreaking in Developing Countries: A Requiem for Environmental Justice from the Perspective of Bangladesh (Routledge, 2018). Dr Karim is a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). The Australian federal government also nominated him as an expert in the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) established under the auspices of the United Nations. He is currently contributing as a lead author of the Asia Pacific Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Assessment Report and the Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Report of the IPBES. Dr Karim is the recipient of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law 2018 Emerging Scholarship Award for his outstanding contribution in interdisciplinary research of environmental law. Dr Karim traveled to all continents of the world (except Antarctica) for research, academic and professional activities.
Asia-Pacific Assessment-Lead Author
Regional assessments-Scoping expert
Global assessment-Lead Author
Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment-Scoping expert
    IPBES Experts