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

Costs

Course fee
€ 500.00
Housing fee
€ 200.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School

Application

For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

  • Motivation Letter
  • C.V.

More information

Dr. Otto Spijkers (course coordinator)

T: +31 30 253 7095

E: o.spijkers@uu.nl




Registration

Application deadline: 12 August 2019