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.



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

On 28 April 2022, the ELI Environmental Law SIG held a third online seminar entitled ‘Promoting Sustainable Development and the Green Transition Through Public Procurement: Portuguese Solutions...


ELI Environmental Law SIG Supported the International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Servitization

On 21–22 April, an international Conference on ‘Servitization and Circular Economy’ was organised by KU Leuven and ULille, and supported by the ELI Environmental Law SIG and Renson.


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

On 10 March 2022, the ELI Environmental Law SIG Held an Online Seminar on ‘ESG Disclosure, Balancing and Proportionality: Towards the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.’


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

On 17 February 2022, the ELI Environmental Law SIG Held an Online Seminar on ‘Sustainable, Transparent and Responsible Supply Chains for Environmentally Sensitive Products: EU Legislation Setting New...


2022 Environmental Law SIG Seminar Series

The series of seminars, held online, started on 17 February 2022.


ELI Environmental Law SIG Supports the 1st International Online Workshop For Environmental Law PhD Students

The event will take place on 21 January 2022 from 10:00-18:00 CET.