Teaching and training activities focus on the specific curriculum of Law students, of non-Law students with different university background and the public in general. The Chair encompasses several intensive annual courses and diverse seminars, workshops and a training course, as well as a research project. Research activities lie mainly on a research project on the EU contribution to the international environmental regulatory framework. Altogether, the Chair pairs essential and contingent learning and research-oriented activities.
As for the activities’ follow-up, the Chair has its internal quality assurance system. The UB applies the ENQUA, the ANECA, and the AQU standards, procedures and guidelines. In addition, the UB Faculty of Law also has its own committee on quality assurance.
1.- Environmental law: The international dimension of EU environmental law
This is a curricular subject for UB Law students. This course aims to understand the transformation of EU Environmental Law in the global context.
2.- Environmental law: The relationship between national and EU law in the environmental field
This is a curricular subject for UB Law students. It aims to grant students the understanding of the evolution and main features of the Spanish and Catalan Law and the relevant influence of the Environmental EU Environmental Law.
3.- EU water policy and international cooperation
This course is part of the curricula for the UB Master’s degree on Science and Integrated Management of Water, offered by the UB IdRA. The course aims to gain knowledge of the fundamental concepts of EU Law and its role in the management of water.
4.- Legal framework for renewable energy
This course is part of the curricula for the UB Master’s degree on Renewable Energy and Energy Sustainability offered by the UB Faculty of Physics. The course aims to gain knowledge of the fundamental concepts of Law and its role in the regulation and promotion of renewable energies.
5.- Climate change international negotiations
This course is part of the curricula of the online URV Master’s degree on Environmental Law. It aims to provide students with a detailed knowledge of the basic elements of the international climate change negotiations.
6.- Environmental protection and multilateral trade
This course is part of the curricula of the URV online Master in Environmental Law. Its objective is to give students a broad knowledge of the protection of the environment and the liberalization of international trade in a global scale.
7.- EU environmental law course
The course is part of the activities of the URV’s online Master’s in Environmental Law. It offers specific training in EU environmental policy.
8.- Research seminar
- Lecture: “Legal recognition of the right to a healthy environment in the UE”
- Research seminar (2020-2021)
The aim of this research seminar, addressed to Ph.D. candidates, is to offer an advanced understanding on how the EU responds to legal challenges related to international environmental protection.
- Lecture: “The involvement of civil society in the development and implementation of Environmental law – European law”
9.- EU environmental law and national courts
The training course, addressed mainly to judicial and legal staff and professionals, is intended to enhancing knowledge on the meaning and practical relevance of principles of EU Environmental Law for national environmental policy.
10.- EU environmental law for non-lawyers
The seminar aims to provide both a legally trained and non-legal audience with the necessary knowledge about the fundamental concepts of EU law and EU environmental law.
11.- UB-specific postgraduate programme: Expert Diploma on EU Environmental Law
Seminars and other activities:
1.- Jean Monnet chair’s workshop series:
- Multilateral trade and Environmental protection
- New challenges on the conservation of marine biological resources in the EU
- Human Rights and Environmental Protection
- The protection of the environment through criminal law
- Enforcement of Environmental Law through acces to justice: current situation in Europe and in the United States of America (see Final Conference)
- Migratory Issues and Environment
- From Sustainable Development to Environmental Justice
- The European Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Ambition and commitment?
- BREXIT and the EU environmental policy
- Protection of marine biodiviersitat in areas beyond national jurisdiction and the role of the EU
- EU Climate Change Policy and Decarbonization Pathways.
- Decarbonization Public Procurement in the EU
- Climate Change Resilence, Adaptation and Mitigation at EU Southern European countries
- Seminar about climate litigation
- Seminar of access to justice in environmental matters
- Seminar about climate refugees
2.- Workshop on applied legal analysis:
The workshop deeps in the skills required for research and legal analysis on the field of EU Environmental Law. This seminar is aimed at students of the UB of the last year of the Degree in Law.
- Lecture: “Aspectos sistémicos del Derecho internacional ambiental y relaciones entre el sistema global, los sistemas regionales y los derechos nacionales“
- Lecture: Climate litigation: “The people’s climate case”, Gerd Winter
- Lecture: “Legal recognition of the right to a healthy environment in the UE”, David Boyd
- Lecture: “The involvement of civil society in the development and implementation of Environmental law – European law”, Adélie Pomade
- Conference on the Global Pact for the Environment, Yann Aguila
3.- Conferences and other activities
Organization of lectures:
Lecture “Compliance and Enforcement of International Environmental Law”, Prof. Antonio Cardesa, University of Strathclyde Law School, organized by the Law Faculty of the Universitat de Barcelona, 08/03/2018
Lecture “Implementation and enforcement of EU Environmental Law” Prof. Dr. Ludwig Kramer, Client Earth, Honorary Professor Bremen University, 10/05/2018
Lecture “Past, Present and Future of Environmental Rights”, Prof. Linda Collins, Université d’Ottawa, organized by the Law Faculty of the University of Barcelona, 24/10/2018
Lecture “Aspectos sistémicos del Derecho internacional ambiental y relaciones entre el sistema global, los sistemas regionales y los derechos nacionales”, Prof. Dr. José Juste, University of Valencia, organized by the Jean Monnet Chair of Environmental Law of the EU of the Law Faculty of the University of Barcelona, 24/04/2019
Lecture “The People’s Climate Case”, Prof. Dr. Gerd Winter, University of Bremen, organized by the Jean Monnet Chair on Environmental Law of the EU of the Law Faculty of the University of Barcelona, 27/04/2020
Lecture: “Climate Change and Development Financing Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Projects in Developing Countries”, Mr. Gonzalo Larrea, PhD student European at the University Institute (EUI) Law Department, 24/03/2021
Lecture: “Climate change litigation and European Court of Human Rights”, Dra. Rahma Bentirou, University of Grenoble-Alpes, organized by the Jean Monnet Chair on Environmental Law of the EU of the Law Faculty of the University of Barcelona, 29/03/2022 and 30/03/2022
Organization of other Seminars and Congresses:
The conference explored the following areas: Coastal and near-shore biodiversity; UNCLOS and the conservation of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction; Ethical and legal issues related to trophy hunting; International scientific assessments and their implementation into international and domestic legal regimes; Increasing the effectiveness of protected areas.
Colaboration at the seminar “Diversidad biológica y derecho internacional: Nuevos problemas y tendencias, interacción de regímenes jurídicos y principales retos normativos” (BIODINT) / “Biological diversity and international law: New problems and trends, interaction of legal regimes and main normative challenges” (BIODINT), DER2017-85406-P, 26/11/2018
Seminar: “Stockholm 1972: fifthy years of international environmental law”, 20/06/2022 and 21/06/2022
4.- Closing seminars
Environtment Citizen Enforcement in Europe and USA 16/07/2020