Providing a voice to the upcoming generation facing the challenges of environmental law

23 September 2022

Today it has become impossible for one single person to master the whole field of environmental law, given its complexity and dynamic developments. Indeed, with the increasing manifestation of environmental crisis, law, being a powerful tool to address polluting behaviour, has become utterly complex.

Marjan Peeters

Marjan Peeters holds the position of Professor of Environmental Policy and Law since April 2008. Marjan started in 1987 with studying environmental law. Since then, she has been focusing on understanding how a high level of environmental protection can be effectively and efficiently reached based on the rule of law and in the context of sustainable development. Core research attention goes to legal aspects of climate change, regulatory instruments for emission reduction, and the way how law deals with uncertain risks. 

The latest books are the `Research Handbook on EU Environmental Law' (2020), co-edited with Mariolina Eliantonio, and `Climate Change Law' (2016), co-edited with Daniel A Farber.

All publications by Marjan can be found here  ( this Maastricht University list provides Dutch and English publications).

Marjan leads the courses “European Environmental Law” (master) and “International Environmental Law” (bachelor, contract course) at Maastricht University. Since February 2012 Marjan is connected for one day a week to the Maastricht Sustainability Institute (formerly called ICIS) at Maastricht University where she provides an environmental law course in the master Sustainability Science and Policy. Marjan is a member of Maastricht Centre of European Law and of the Institute for Transnational Legal Research (Metro).