Business and Law

16th Law and the Environment Conference

Showcasing the latest research and developments in Environmental Law, Policy, Governance and Regulation at the Irish, European and international levels.

For too long the progressive elaboration of primary rules of environmental law, setting out substantive requirements and standards of conduct, has lacked the accompanying conditions, measures and mechanisms necessary for establishing responsibility for their breach. However, recent developments bear witness to a diverse range of initiatives concerning Environmental Responsibility, Accountability and Liability, which suggest that the public and civil society, as well as environmental regulators and other official authorities, are focusing more on the need to deter the behaviour ultimately responsible for environmental degradation, and to mobilise the resources required to remedy such impacts. Different aspects of this trend can be observed at the national, EU/regional, transnational and global levels. In order to promote better understanding of such developments, this year’s Law and the Environment Conference includes a host of Irish and international expert speakers exploring a range of issues related to Environmental Responsibility, Accountability and Liability, including, for example: - Recent developments in climate litigation; - Legal arrangements regarding financial provision for environmental liabilities; - Alternative legal methods for environmental enforcement; - The legal implications of ‘Brexit’; - Responsibility under international and marine and maritime law; and - Just arrangements for the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Category: Conferences: Business and Law
Time: 8.30am - 6.15pm
Location: Boole Basement & West Wing
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free for UCC Staff
Contact: Prof Owen McIntyre

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