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Environmental Law and Policy

Description

The course examines the main instruments regulating States’ environmental policy from a multilayered governance perspective. It first introduces the students to the main features of international environmental law (actors, sources and institutional frameworks) and gives an overview of its foundational principles and objectives, which contribute to the pursuance of sustainable development. It then focuses on climate change and energy, with a focus on how the international regime (from the UNFCCC through the Kyoto Protocol to the Paris Agreement) shape the regional instruments (with a focus on the European Union legislation) and the national policy responses (with a focus on the Swiss legislation). Finally, it addresses the relationship between environmental protection instruments and other branches of international law such as international economic law and human rights.

Basic textbook:

Selected chapters taken from Pierre-Marie Dupuy and Jorge E. Viñuales, International Environmental Law (Cambridge University Press, 2a edizione, 2018)

Additional reading:

Selected articles and cases made available on the portal iCorsi (including a series of lecture notes prepared by the Professor).

People

 

Espa I.

Course director

Additional information

Semester
Spring
Academic year
2019-2020
ECTS
3
Language
English
Education
Master of Science in Economics in Economia e Politiche Internazionali, Core course, Fundamental knowledges, 1st year

Master of Science in Economics in Economic Policy (until A.Y. 2018), Elective course, Elective course, 2nd year