13 Jun
16:00
Freely accessible after registration

Environmental Law Lecture Series

 Strengthening EU Environmental Law: Legal Perspectives on Greening Europe

This lecture series provides a set of important insights from environmental law scholars on how EU environmental law helps to achieve the aim of a high level of environmental protection in the European Union and across the world.

With the European Green Deal from 11 December 2019 the European Commission tabled an ambitious legislative program, based on fundamental aims such as zero pollution, do no harm, and climate neutrality. Many legal developments took place and are still on-going, both at the European and national regulatory levels as in the courtroom, including the national courts. While efforts to protect the environment are direly needed, including effective implementation and enforcement, the regulatory acquis, and the flow of case law, has become utterly complex which poses challenges for acquiring a good understanding and application.

This freely accessible online (and hybrid) lecture series provides students and scholars with core insights in the state of affairs and further improvement of EU environmental law. The lecture series will run in 2023 and 2024. All lectures will be recorded and will be made accessible through YouTube.

Maastricht University students will be invited to attend all lectures on-site together with the coordinator of the series, Prof Marjan Peeters. These students are eligible for a certificate of attendance. 

This lecture series is part of the GreenDeal-NET initiative and hosted by MCEL and METRO, in cooperation with GLaw-Net.

Upcoming lectures

13 June 2024    
4:00 – 5:30 PM CET - 
Prof. Dr. Thomas SchomerusEU Energy Efficiency Law - opportunities and barriersClick here for the abstract

Recorded lectures

8 March 2023Prof Dr. Michael FaureCriminal Law as an Enforcement
System of the Environmental Acquis
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You can find the abstract here. 
6 April 2023Prof. Fabrizio FracchiaThe Duty to Protect the Environment
From anthropocentrism as a right
to anthropocentrism as a duty towards
future generations.
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You can find the abstract here.
4 May 2023Prof. Helle Tegner AnkerEU competences and the energy crisis.
On renewables, biodiversity and energy security
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You can find the abstract here.
1 June 2023
 
Prof. Dr. Bándi GyulaThe Right of Future GenerationsClick here for the recording.
You can find the abstract here.
29 June 2023 Prof. Leonie ReinsWhere Eagles Dare: How much room for EU member states under the environmental guaranteeClick here for the recording. 
You can find the abstract here.
21 Sept. 2023Prof. Colin Reid and Dr. Sean WhittakerFreedom of Environmental InformationClick here for the recording. 
You can find the abstract here.
19 Oct. 2023Prof. Lorenzo SquintaniPublic Participation in the EU and other legal frameworks: towards a more effective public participation practiceClick here for the recording.
You can find the abstract here
9 Nov. 2023Dr. Ioanna HadjiyianniAccess to justice in environmental matters at EU levelClick here for the recording.
You can find the abstract here.
7 Dec. 2023Prof. Mariolina Eliantonio Access to justice in environmental matters before national courts and the role of the CJEU’s case lawClick here for the recording.
You can find the abstract here.
8 Feb. 2024Ass. Prof. Annalisa Volpato and Prof. Ellen VosThe institutional architecture of EU environmental governance 
The role of EU agencies  
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You can find the abstract here.
22 Feb. 2024Prof. Estelle BrossetGreening EU Environmental Law: What about the European Climate Law?Click here for the recording.
You can find the abstract here.
14 March 2024 Prof. Marjan PeetersTo fall in love with the EU Emissions Trading instrument?
Opportunities and challenges of this core pillar of EU climate law
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You can find the abstract here.
25 April 2024Prof. Stefan E. WeishaarThe Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
Encouragement of Cleaner Industries across the World?
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You can find the abstract here.