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LA CRISE CLIMATIQUE : L’EUROPE À L’ÉPREUVE DES JEUNES

par Alessandra Donati et Guénolé Houitte de la Chesnais Europe, jeunes et climat 2022 est l’année européenne de la jeunesse. Sous l’impulsion des institutions européennes, cette année se veut en effet consacrée à la réflexion sur l’importance des jeunes dans la construction d’un avenir « meilleur – plus vert, plus inclusif et numérique ». Or, selon une étude récente, intitulée « Inégalités intergénérationnelles dans l’exposition aux extrêmes climatiques » … Continuer de lire LA CRISE CLIMATIQUE : L’EUROPE À L’ÉPREUVE DES JEUNES

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Forest certification: an alternative project to limited and ineffective international environmental treaties by Tiago Megale

Introduction The value of forests can be found on its features as a reservoir of fibre, fuel, wood and non-wood forest products susceptible to economic exploration, as a food source, as a habitat with a variety of wildlife, as a principal reservoir of biodiversity and as carbon sinks. Forests, however, have been recently devastated. Estimated data from the Brazilian National Institute of Space Research (INPE) … Continuer de lire Forest certification: an alternative project to limited and ineffective international environmental treaties by Tiago Megale

New book: European Union Law in Context (Bloomsbury 2021)

Book Abstract This recent textbook by Ester Herlin-Karnell, Gerard Conway, and Aravind Ganesh provides an explanatory and contextual view of EU law and its impact in a simple and easily accessible yet analytical manner. It illustrates the power struggles behind a given EU law act, to allow for a full understanding of how it developed. This allows the student to understand EU law as a … Continuer de lire New book: European Union Law in Context (Bloomsbury 2021)

Sustainability Lunchtime Seminars:Where Environmental Law Meets Economic Law

The FDEF House for Sustainable Governance and Markets in collaboration with the Belgio-Luxembourg Hub of the European Law Institute (ELI), the Association Luxembourgeoise pour le droit de l’environment (ALDE) and EU Law Live (as media partner) invite you to: Sustainability Lunchtime Seminars:Where Environmental Law Meets Economic Law Objective: Our sustainability lunchtime seminars will create a venue to study the interaction between EU environmental law and … Continuer de lire Sustainability Lunchtime Seminars:Where Environmental Law Meets Economic Law

The precautionary principle and the authorisation of Covid-19 vaccines under EU law by Alessandra Donati

No value judgments on the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccination This post does not contain any value judgement on the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccination, nor should it be interpreted as intending to discredit the important role played by the producers of vaccines, the European Medicine Agency (EMA) and the European Commission in the vaccination campaign. Focusing only on an assessment of the legal implications … Continuer de lire The precautionary principle and the authorisation of Covid-19 vaccines under EU law by Alessandra Donati

Le principe de précaution en droit de l’Union européenne par Alessandra Donati

Le principe de précaution en droit de l’Union européenne, Bruylant, 2021. Nous vivons dans une société de l’incertitude et du risque. Plus que jamais, l’avenir semble incertain ; les risques d’atteinte à l’environnement et à la santé publique se font de plus en plus importants à mesure que l’on prend conscience des effets induits par le changement climatique et la survenance, toujours plus fréquente, de … Continuer de lire Le principe de précaution en droit de l’Union européenne par Alessandra Donati

Should the European Union fix, leave or kill the Energy Charter Treaty? by Martin Dietrich Brauch

The EU started it In the early 1990s, the European Economic Community—the predecessor of the European Union (EU)—spearheaded an initiative to promote international cooperation in the energy sector, particularly with post-Soviet States in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Out of this process the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) was born in 1994. Going much beyond international cooperation, the treaty allows foreign investors in the energy sector … Continuer de lire Should the European Union fix, leave or kill the Energy Charter Treaty? by Martin Dietrich Brauch

The Rise of Urban Commons in Europe by Alessandra Quarta and Antonio Vercellone

In the last ten years, the concept of the commons became popular in social studies and political activism and in some countries domestic lawyers have shared the interest for this notion. Even if an (existing or proposed) statutory definition of the commons is still very rare, lawyers get familiar with the concept of the commons through the filter of property law, where such a concept … Continuer de lire The Rise of Urban Commons in Europe by Alessandra Quarta and Antonio Vercellone

ESG Data and Reporting in the Forefront of Sustainability: Challenges and the Way Forward by Chrysa Alexandraki

ESG Data and Reporting in the Forefront of Sustainability: Challenges and the Way Forward Major legal advancements are taking place in the realm of sustainability. Alongside the proliferation of self-regulatory disclosure standards, the EU has been a pioneer in enacting legislation regarding sustainability-related disclosures. In order to incorporate and disclose non-financial information, an organization needs to access and collect a significant quantity of Environment, Social … Continuer de lire ESG Data and Reporting in the Forefront of Sustainability: Challenges and the Way Forward by Chrysa Alexandraki

Can sustainability-related risks be integrated in the disclosure obligation under the EU Taxonomy Regulation? by Elia Cerrato García

The EU Taxonomy Regulation Sustainable finance: moving towards a forward-looking approach The EU Taxonomy Regulation, which enters into force on 1 January 2022 contains the action of EU and worldwide legislators to mitigate the worst consequences of climate change. It includes sustainability factors to reshape the economic activities that have adverse impacts on the environment. The ultimate goal of the EU Taxonomy Regulation is to … Continuer de lire Can sustainability-related risks be integrated in the disclosure obligation under the EU Taxonomy Regulation? by Elia Cerrato García