Business and Law

Law and the Environment 2015

Law and the Environment 2015 ‘Informed Decision-Making for Environmental Law, Policy and Regulation’

Conference Convenor: Dr. Owen McIntyre Speakers include: Mr. Jock Martin, European Environmental Agency: The SOER 2015 Prof. William Howarth, University of Kent: – Integrated Water Resources Management Regulation Prof. Beate Sjafell, University of Oslo: – The Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility: Is This the Solution? Prof. Richard Barnes, University of Hull: – ‘Living Instruments in the Law of the Sea: Evolutive Interpretation and Other Mechanisms for Adapting Law within the Structure of the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention Mr. Eoin Fannon, Office of the Attorney General:- Comparison of the Law on Maritime Spatial Planning and Land-Use Planning Law Ms. Tara Shine, Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice: – Protecting the Climate for People: Human Rights and Climate Change Mr. Darren Lehane BL: - Sea Fishing Vessel Licensing and the New penalty Points System: Ensuring Compliance with the Common Fisheries Policy The quality of environmental decision- making by all actors very much depends on the availability of and access to appropriate environmental information. The processes of environmental policy-making,standard- setting and regulatory enforcement, as well decision-making within corporate entities, all rely on a clear understanding of current conditions and future risks.

This event seeks to examine the various means by which such information is generated and shared, and by which such understandings are developed, in light of the need to ensure policy and regulatory coherence. Such means range from the preparation of the European Environment Agency’s monumentally comprehensive ‘European Environment – State and Outlook’ (SOER) Report 2015, which is intended to inform European Union environmental policy until 2020, to the role of information and communications technology (ICT) in effective environmental regulation. Therefore, experts will present papers addressing a wide range of aspects of this theme (broadly understood) including, for example: – ICT and Environmental Regulation; - Corporate Law, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Environment; - Marine Environmental Law; - Developments in Planning Law; - Energy Law, Climate Change and Human Rights; - Environmental Protest and the Law; - The EEA: ‘Sound, Independent Information on the Environment; and - Key Issues in Environmental Governance.

Category: Conferences: Business and Law
Time: 8.30 to 5.30 pm
Location: Booles, 1 3 and 4
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free for staff
Contact: Noreen Delea
021 490 3220

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