Global challenges, environmental protection and fight against climate change are the subject to joint action by European countries. Member States have gradually delegated many competences in this area to the European Union and speak with one voice in international negotiations. Several hundred directives, regulations and decisions are now in force and constitute one of the most complex and ambitious legal frameworks dedicated to environmental protection in the world. European action in this field is governed by the prevention principle, the precautionary principle and the polluter-pays principle. This seminar intends to decipher the complexities and specificities of the European Union's regulatory approach to the protection of the environment.
Specialists in environmental law, civil servants, agents from technical ministries, private sector representatives
The program is intended to be highly interactive and participative, fueled with experience-sharing sessions, real life example and case studies. Participants will be able to deepen their understanding of the EU environmental policy and to analyze the effectiveness of the EU legal instruments in targeted areas.