Workshop on the Environmental Dimension of the EU's External Relations Held at Edinburgh Law School

The Europa Institute hosted a one-and-a-half day workshop on 4-5 February 2011, which brought together academics specialised in international and EU law, practitioners from the European Commission and the UK government, as well as PhD and LLM students, to exchange views on the environmental dimensions of the EU external relations following entry into the Lisbon treaty.

The Europa Institute hosted a one-and-a-half day workshop on 4-5 February 2011, which brought together academics specialised in international and EU law, practitioners from the European Commission and the UK government, as well as PhD and LLM students, to exchange views on the environmental dimensions of the EU external relations following entry into the Lisbon treaty.

The event was funded by the Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence of the Europa Institute, the UN Environment Programme-funded project on Environment and Human Rights (hosted by the Scottish Centre of International Law) and Edinburgh Law School.

The workshop was divided into three sessions, looking at: (i) the legal and institutional framework for the EU's external action and its implications for the EU external environmental policy; (ii) the EU practice in relation to environmental protection at the unilateral, bilateral, inter-regional and multilateral levels; and (iii) the linkages between the EU's environmental law and international environmental law.

The workshop proceedings will be elaborated into an edited collection, under the guidance of Dr. Elisa Morgera and Dr. Gracia Marín-Durán.

Read the conference summary on Europa website

Academic Profile: Dr Elisa Morgera

Academic Profile: Dr Gracia Marin-Duran