About This Class
The course introduces students to the important role of the principles of European environmental law in protecting our environment and to EU techniques for environmental management such as environmental authorizations, environmental impact assessment, environmental standards and other mechanisms that integrate scientific knowledge and risk assessment into environmental decision-making. Particular areas of environmental law covered include nature conservation, pollution control, industrial emissions, climate change and liability for environmental damage. The course will also deal with environmental human rights in the EU and the EU transposition of the Aarhus Convention. Case studies are extensively used to illustrate issues arising in the practical application of the law.