Checking date: 13/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

EU Environmental Law
Master in Advanced Studies in Public Law (Plan: 430 - Estudio: 361)

Coordinating teacher: FORTES MARTIN, ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Public State Law Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 4.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
European Union Law Environmental Law
- To recognise how environmental protection was incorporated as one of the EU's objectives - To identify the institutional framework for the decision-making process at the European level in the domain of environmental protection. - To know and to apply to real problems the horizontal and sector-based techniques for the protection of the environment established in the Environmental law of the European Union - To interprete and to apply the environmental legal system at European level
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Unit 1.- The environmental policy and law of the European Union: institutional aspects Unit 2.- Actors, processes and results of the Union´s environmental policy Unit 3.- The implementation of EU environmental law Unit 4.- The horizontal instruments of EU environmental law (I): environmental Impact assessment Unit 5.- The horizontal instruments of EU environmental law (II): Access to information, participation and access to justice. The impact of the Aarhus convention Unit 6.- The horizontal instruments of EU environmental law (III): IPPC Unit 7.- The different sectors in EU Environmental law (I): Atmospheric protection. Current developments in Climate Change Unit 8.- The different sectors in EU Environmental law (II): Advanced question in the protecion of nature Unit 9.- The different sectors in EU Environmental law (III): Controversial aspects in the regulation of waste
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Jan H. Jans. European Environmental Law. After Lisbon. Europa Law Publishing. 2011
  • Ludwig KRÄMER. EC Environmental law. Thomson. 2008
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