We are pleased to announce that Dr Angela van der Berg has been appointed as the Acting Director of the newly established Global Environmental Law Centre (GELC), with effect from 1 May 2021. GELC is a Centre within the Law Faculty, and is associated with the Department of Public Law and Jurisprudence. GELC aims to foster legal research and innovation to explore and enhance the ways that global environmental law responds to complex environmental challenges such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, transboundary pollution, deforestation, ocean governance, urbanisation, and matters related to environmental- and public health. Angela specialises in public law and governance. Her research relates to international and domestic environmental law, urban governance, and climate change. In addition to her role as Acting Director of GELC, Angela will also be involved in postgraduate teaching and supervision in the Department of Public Law and Jurisprudence. We are excited to welcome Angela to the UWC team.