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.



Environmental Law SIG Co-Organises Webinar on EU Trade Agreements

On 23 April 2021, 10:00–12:00 (CET), ELI’s Environmental Law SIG together with the Association for Environmental Law (Vereniging Voor Milieurecht) organises a webinar on ‘CETA and its investor-state...


ELI Environmental Law SIG supports the online Conference on 'Sustainability. Consumption'

The Conference is organised by Nova University, Lisbon on 21 and 22 April and will aim to evaluate and discuss: Circular Economy, Consumer Law and Sustainability, Sustainable Consumption of Energy,...


2021 Environmental Law SIG Seminar Series

The series of seminars, held online, started on 8 April 2021.


Seminar on Nudging and other behaviourally - based policies as enablers for environmental sustainability

The ELI Environmental Law SIG organises an online seminar on Nudging and other behaviourally - based policies as enablers for environmental sustainability.


Environmental Law SIG Discussed Environmental Sustainability and ‘The European Green Deal’ at Online Conference

The Online Conference on “Environmental Sustainability and ‘The European Green Deal’: Values, Innovation and Regulation” was held on 12 and 13 November. Over the course of these two days, an audience...