The EU as a Global Climate Leader? Initial thoughts on the Introduction of a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism by Ioanna Hadjiyianni

The EU has been increasingly resorting to unilateral internal environmental measures with extraterritorial implications to address pressing global environmental problems, including climate change, that are insufficiently regulated at the international level. One of the most well-known examples of such regulatory activity is Directive 2008/101/EC that included international greenhouse gas emissions from aviation in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). This provisionally required all airlines … Continuer de lire The EU as a Global Climate Leader? Initial thoughts on the Introduction of a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism by Ioanna Hadjiyianni

Le droit international et le défi du changement climatique : comment faire face à la stagnation de l’Accord de Paris ? par Jean Moise

Le 12 décembre 2015, les 196 membres de la Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (CCNUCC) ont adopté par consensus une nouvelle Convention internationale sur le climat : l’Accord de Paris.Celui-ci pose les fondements d’un nouveau cadre juridique international pour lutter contre le réchauffement climatique. L’adoption de l’accord a été saluée par l’ensemble de la communauté internationale.  L’Organisation des Nations unies par exemple … Continuer de lire Le droit international et le défi du changement climatique : comment faire face à la stagnation de l’Accord de Paris ? par Jean Moise

Sustainability in the EU Financial System between Classifications and Disclosures by Bianca Nalbandian

Even before Covid-19 wreaked havoc on the global economy, “sustainable finance” was a much-touted topic already. Beyond being a worldwide catchphrase, sustainable finance amounts to be one of the highest ranked objectives in the EU “green” agenda. Generally, by sustainable finance, green finance or ethical investing one broadly refers, in the financial sector, to incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the investment decision-making … Continuer de lire Sustainability in the EU Financial System between Classifications and Disclosures by Bianca Nalbandian

Comprendre le droit de l’environnement (13 reportages) par Nicolas de Sadeleer

Pas un jour ne se passe sans que nous soyons informés de nouvelles menaces, de marées noires, de la disparition soudaine d’espèces sauvages, de smogs troposphériques, de disrupteurs endocriniens. Par ailleurs, avec la multiplication des canicules et des incendies dévastateurs, la crise climatique n’échappe plus à personne. Sorti de sa marginalité, ce sujet est devenu un enjeu socio-économique majeur. On le sait, les règles environnementales … Continuer de lire Comprendre le droit de l’environnement (13 reportages) par Nicolas de Sadeleer

ANOTHER YEAR OF …. CLIMATE CHANGE…by Alessandra Donati and Bianca Nalbandian

              One year ago … We launched a new initiative concerning climate change from an EU perspective. This initiative was not isolated, but it was part of a larger project (Covering Climate Now) on a global scale started by Columbia Journalism Review, the Guardian, and The Nation, which now includes hundreds of journals, magazines, scientists, and high-level institutions around … Continuer de lire ANOTHER YEAR OF …. CLIMATE CHANGE…by Alessandra Donati and Bianca Nalbandian

Sels d’aluminium : la décision de la chambre de recours de l’ECHA au centre d’un contentieux devant le Tribunal de l’Union européenne par Alessandra Donati

Le 27 février 2020, la France a attaqué l’Agence européenne des produits chimiques (« ECHA ») devant le Tribunal de l’Union européenne pour contester la validité d’une décision rendue par la chambre de recours de l’ECHA en relation avec l’évaluation du sel d’aluminium (affaire T-127/20). Cette affaire est restée largement inaperçue jusqu’à sa publication dans le Journal officiel de l’Union européenne en juin 2020. Il s’agit pourtant … Continuer de lire Sels d’aluminium : la décision de la chambre de recours de l’ECHA au centre d’un contentieux devant le Tribunal de l’Union européenne par Alessandra Donati

Hand sanitizers and the new gold rush: perspectives on EU’s response to market shortages by Marie Escorneboueu

The COVID-19 outbreak has been the stage of a new gold rush: masks, gloves, hand-sanitizers, those products that hadn’t raised crowds’ attention until they became a must-have within both our social practices and legislation. Recommended by the World Health Organization, EU institutions, and governments, the hand-sanitizer product market has been subject to huge pressures. Studying how sufficient market supply was finally granted and at what … Continuer de lire Hand sanitizers and the new gold rush: perspectives on EU’s response to market shortages by Marie Escorneboueu

Are climate change litigations possible in Italy? by Michele Carducci

The use of climate change litigations is increasing, also in Europe (Sindico F. et al. (eds.) 2020) They have three distinctive characteristics: – They can be promoted towards States or companies; – They arise from complaints made by citizens or local authorities; – They are based on scientific evidence as a parameter for the evaluation of State policies or business decisions. In Italy, the Network … Continuer de lire Are climate change litigations possible in Italy? by Michele Carducci

New EULawSD Webinar: The Precautionary Principle Under EU Law: a Brake or a Lever to Sustainable Development? by Alessandra Donati

We are pleased to announce a third session of the 2020 EULawSD webinar series, which will take place on 13 July 2020 at 2pm CEST. Alessandra Donati, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, will join us for a dialogue on ‘The Precautionary Principle Under EU Law: a Brake or a Lever to Sustainable Development?’ The webinar will be visible … Continuer de lire New EULawSD Webinar: The Precautionary Principle Under EU Law: a Brake or a Lever to Sustainable Development? by Alessandra Donati

The precautionary approach in the Economic Partnership Agreement between EU and Japan: a threat to the EU precautionary principle? by ALESSANDRA DONATI

The reference to the precautionary approach contained in EPA shall be coordinated with the precautionary principle set forth by article 191 of Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFUE”) and with the obligation of European institutions to pursue a high level of protection of the environment (Art. 191 TFUE), public health (Art. 168 TFUE) and consumers (Art. 169 TFUE). In this regard, the … Continuer de lire The precautionary approach in the Economic Partnership Agreement between EU and Japan: a threat to the EU precautionary principle? by ALESSANDRA DONATI