Environmental Law SIG

Environmental Law SIG

The Environmental Law SIG, established in mid-2020 and co-chaired by Alberto De Franceschi and William Boyd, aims at bringing together experts from Europe and beyond, reshaping existing legal instruments and creating new ones so as to achieve environmental sustainability and a circular economy thus making Europe a standard setter in this field.

For this purpose, the SIG aims to implement new strategies for regulation and standardisation, enhancing dialogue with social partners and international cooperation. The SIG would rethink in particular: (a) production and sales law; (b) legislation on waste and circular materials; (c) instruments for enhancing smart mobility and the sharing economy; (d) the introduction of rules on green finance and investment; (e) policies for clean energy supply; (f) rules on large-scale infrastructure and construction; and (g) taxation and social benefits.

In particular, the SIG aims at addressing and enhancing the synergy between the green and the digital transformation, by exploring measures to ensure that digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, 5G, cloud and edge computing and the internet of things can accelerate and maximise the impact of policies to deal with climate change and protect the environment.

Events

30.09.2022
 

Center for Research on Circular Economy, Innovation and SMEs (CERCIS) Third Annual Conference

On 27–30 September, CERCIS’ third annual conference, held at the University of Ferrara, was supported by the ELI Environmental Law SIG. The event gave voice to national and international speakers who...

31.05.2022
 

ELI Environmental Law SIG Held an Eighth Seminar in its 2022 Seminar Series

On 31 May 2022, the ELI Environmental Law SIG is held an eighth online seminar entitled ‘The European take on the Right to Repair.’

19.05.2022
 

ELI Environmental Law SIG Held a Seventh Seminar in its 2022 Seminar Series

On 19 May 2022, the ELI Environmental Law SIG held a seventh online seminar entitled ‘Towards the Regulation of Product Passports as an Enabler for the Circular Economy – A Primer.’

17.05.2022
 

ELI Environmental Law SIG Organises a Sixth Seminar in its 2022 Seminar Series

The ELI Environmental Law SIG is organising a sixth online seminar entitled ‘Potential and Limits of IP Law to Address Climate Change.’

12.05.2022
 

ELI Environmental Law SIG Held a Fifth Seminar in its 2022 Seminar Series

On 12 May 2022, the ELI Environmental Law SIG is held a fifth online seminar entitled ‘Green Data Deal: Bridging Data Regulation and Environmental Sustainability.’

05.05.2022
 

ELI Environmental Law SIG Held a Fourth Seminar in its 2022 Seminar Series

On 5 May 2022, the ELI Environmental Law SIG held a fourth online seminar entitled ‘International Investment Law and the Clean Energy Transition.’