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Climate change, food law and policy in the ‘period of consequences’ by Marianna Vanuzzo

Climate change is considered a driver for environmental sustainability actions in the food system, despite the lack of a comprehensive environmental policy framework and the absence of specific regulation in the food domain. According to EFSA, while a broad range of studies and reports examined the impact of climate change on food security, few scientific research and public policies have focused on food safety and … Continuer de lire Climate change, food law and policy in the ‘period of consequences’ by Marianna Vanuzzo

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Addressing global deforestation through market power and the empowerment of developing countries: the EU FLEGT initiative as an unusual – yet innovative – example? by Hélène Decottigny

Accounting for 11% of the CO2 emissions, deforestation and forest degradation are the second most important cause of climate change after the combustion of fossil fuels. In the EU, deforestation has been halted thanks to afforestation and reforestation programmes as well as natural growth. On the international plane, however, the situation remains bleak. Every hour, the equivalent of 800 football fields of forest disappears from … Continuer de lire Addressing global deforestation through market power and the empowerment of developing countries: the EU FLEGT initiative as an unusual – yet innovative – example? by Hélène Decottigny

Le Centre de Recherche sur les Entreprises, les Organisations et le Patrimoine (CREOP) organise, en partenariat avec l’Université de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombie, la 4ème Journée internationale des études doctorales sur la thématique : Le développement durable: Regards croisés Droit-Gestion

Deux conférences inaugurales de cette Journée auront lieu le lundi 16 juin avec la participation de Mme. la Professeure Vinciane Servantie, Université de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombie et de M. le Professeur Marcel Bayle, CREOP, Université de Limoges. La Journée internationale, quant à elle, aura lieu le mardi 17 juin à l’Amphi 400 de la Faculté de Droit et des Sciences Économiques – 5 rue … Continuer de lire Le Centre de Recherche sur les Entreprises, les Organisations et le Patrimoine (CREOP) organise, en partenariat avec l’Université de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombie, la 4ème Journée internationale des études doctorales sur la thématique : Le développement durable: Regards croisés Droit-Gestion

Conférence-débat « La règlementation des produits chimiques en droit de l’Union européenne: enjeux et perspectives » par Alessandra Donati

CONFERENCE-DEBAT Jeudi 27 février 2020 à 18h30 « La règlementation des produits chimiques en droit de l’Union européenne : enjeux et perspectives » par Dr. Av. Alessandra Donati, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law L’exposé sera suivi d’un débat sur le sujet (durée totale : 2 heures) Faculté de Droit, d’Economie et de Finance de l’Université de Luxembourg, bâtiment « Weicker … Continuer de lire Conférence-débat « La règlementation des produits chimiques en droit de l’Union européenne: enjeux et perspectives » par Alessandra Donati

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On the eve of the launching of the Fourth phase of the EU-ETS: an overview of the developments and expectations surrounding the world’s largest emission trading market by Marie Escorneboueu

The EU Emission Trading System (hereafter ETS) has been the subject of a lengthy four-phased strengthening process leading to the construction of the most developed system of the kind in the world. It currently covers 45% of EU total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is thus a major tool for the fulfilment of the EU’s climate commitments. It relies on a “cap and trade” model: … Continuer de lire On the eve of the launching of the Fourth phase of the EU-ETS: an overview of the developments and expectations surrounding the world’s largest emission trading market by Marie Escorneboueu

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Luxembourg to become the 1st EU country to ban glyphosate’s products: a commentary by Alessandra Donati

Glyphosate Glyphosate is an active substance used for the production of an herbicide. Developed by Monsanto in the 1970s under the name “Roundup”, glyphosate is now the most widely used herbicide for both professional and personal use. In December 2017, the European Commission extended its marketing authorisation, which was about to expire for a period of 5 years. This renewal is highly controversial because of … Continuer de lire Luxembourg to become the 1st EU country to ban glyphosate’s products: a commentary by Alessandra Donati

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On Challenging the Disparate Impacts of Climate Change through European Discrimination Law by Refia Kaya

What do we mean by “disparate impacts of climate change”? The harmful impacts of climate change do not affect everyone equally. Some individuals are/will be more affected by others because of their characteristics, socio-economic situation or occupations, which make them particularly vulnerable to the harmful impacts of climate change-related state action or inaction. This phenomenon can be called the disparate impacts of climate change. There … Continuer de lire On Challenging the Disparate Impacts of Climate Change through European Discrimination Law by Refia Kaya

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La justice climatique en Europe : bilan et perspectives d’avenir par Marta Torre-Schaub

Des nombreux procès climatiques ont émergé dans le monde depuis les années 2000 et se sont multipliés y compris en Europe depuis 2015 (M. Torre-Schaub, « Changement climatique : la société civile multiplie les actions en justice », 2017, https://theconversation.com/changement-climatique-la-societe-civile-multiplie-les-actions-en-justice-74191 ). Ces différents recours climatiques témoignent d’une tendance à une gouvernance du climat désormais polycentrique qui ne se limite plus au cadre des négociations onusiennes. En effet, la … Continuer de lire La justice climatique en Europe : bilan et perspectives d’avenir par Marta Torre-Schaub

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EU’s zero-emission and youth initiatives as drivers to implement the Paris Agreement? by Hitomi Kimura

Implementation of the Paris Agreement towards COP26 (Glasgow, 2020) The COP25 in Madrid, Spain, could not, unfortunately, reach an agreement on the remaining rules to fully implement the Paris Agreement from 2020, especially on the market mechanism (Article 6), but only to end up with loose COP decision recalling that “each Party’s successive nationally determined contribution will represent a progression beyond the Party’s then-current nationally … Continuer de lire EU’s zero-emission and youth initiatives as drivers to implement the Paris Agreement? by Hitomi Kimura

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CALL FOR PAPERS – CLIMATE CHANGE: What can European law do?

CLIMATE EMERGENCY Humanity has entered a new biological era: the Anthropocene. This term, originally proposed by the American biologist Eugene F. Stoermer, was popularized in the early 2000s by the Nobel chemistry laureate Paul Crutzen. It refers to the time in which the action of man is likely to cause bio-geophysical changes on a global scale. Humans, masters of the planet, are now able to … Continuer de lire CALL FOR PAPERS – CLIMATE CHANGE: What can European law do?