Disciplines

Law and Sustainability

Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Course code
E19
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 500.00
Level
Bachelor
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Students will learn how issues of sustainability are dealt with in the legal order at the international, national and EU levels. The summer school will address how the law can buttress sustainability but also how it can create obstacles to the realisation of sustainability objectives. Issues to be addressed may include: introduction to environment and climate change law; the legal nature and content of the Sustainable Development Goals; human rights based approach to environmental issues (e.g. human right to water); sustainable use of natural resources, such as freshwater, the oceans, the atmosphere; and the economic dimensions and opportunities of sustainability.

Students will learn how issues of sustainability are dealt with at the international, national and EU levels. The summer school will address how the law can buttress sustainability but also how it can create obstacles to the realisation of sustainability objectives. Issues to be addressed may include: introduction to environment and climate change law; the legal nature and the content of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); human rights based approach to environmental issues (e.g. human right to water); sustainable use of natural resources in general; the sustainable use of freshwater resources; the sustainable use of the oceans; the sustainable use of the atmosphere; the economic dimensions and opportunities of sustainability; circular economy and the law.

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

prof. dr. Seline Trevisanut

Fee

€ 500.00
Housing € 200.00 , through Utrecht Summer School

More information

Mr. dr. O. Spijkers

Achter Sint Pieter 200 

Room 1.20

3512 HT UTRECHT

The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 7095 

Phone number (department) +31 30 253 7038

E-mail o.spijkers@uu.nl


Registration

Application deadline: 30 June 2018