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European Environmental Law Forum

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9th EELF Conference

Early bird registration open until 25 June

Rethinking environmental law: Connectivity, Intersections, and Conflicts in the Global Environmental Crisis

21-23 September 2022, Tarragona, Spain

The 9th EELF Conference will be organized by the Center for the Study of the Environmental Law (CEDAT) at University Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona. Please find further information here.

8th EELF Annual Conference | Thank you!

Cordial thanks to the organizers, speakers and participants for making this conference such a great experience!

Please find further information on the conference website or ask the organizers at EELF2020@bournemouth.ac.uk. Click here to view the programme.



Environmental Law for Transition to Sustainability

Edited by Marlon Boeve, Sanne Ackerboom, Chris Backes and Marleen von Rijswick

This book presents inspiring ideas about how law can support the fundamental transition processes to a sustainable future and how it can provide guidance on the pathways to sustainability.

Intersentia, 327 pp., ISBN 978-1-78068-929-6

Please find further information here.



Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

Edited by Helle Tegner Anker and Birgitte Egelund Olson
Intersentia, 2018, 257 p., ISBN 978-1-78068-759-9
The book can be viewed and downloaded here


EELF contribution to 2021 ICLG Environment & Climate Change Law

EELF board members Jerzy Jendroska, Moritz Reese and Lorenzo Squintani were, again, invited to provide a complementary contribution on behalf of the EELF to the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) on Environmental & Climate Change Laws and Regulations. This year's EELF contribution deals with

"The European Green Deal - New Horizons in Enviornmental Policy and Regulation"

The ICLG features general chapters as well as country reports from 26 jurisdictions on common issues in environment and climate change law. All contributions are available open access here.


Environmental Law for Transitions to Sustainability - Circular economy, climate change, water resource management and sustainable biodiversity

28-30 August 2019, Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL), Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

We cordially thank all organizers and participants for making this conference such a great experience! Please find a short summary of the highlights and more pictures on the conference website. The presentations will also be available on this website, soon.



Environmental Loss and Damage in a Comparative Law Perspective

Edited by Barbara Pozzo and 
Valentina Jacometti

Intersentia, 2021, 536 pp., ISBN 9781839700262

For more information please click here.

Open Access|4th EELF BOOK


Procedural Environmental Rights

Edited by Jerzy Jendroska & Magdalena Bar
Intersentia, 2018, 502 p., ISBN 9781780686103 
The book can be viewed and downloaded here.

Open Access|3rd EELF BOOK


The Effectiveness of Environmental Law

Edited by Sandrine Maljean-Dubois
Intersentia, 2017, 348 p., ISBN 978-1-78068-467-3
The book can be viewed and downloaded here.

Open Access|2nd EELF BOOK

EU Environmental and Planning Law Aspects 
Large-Scale Projects

Edited by Bernard Vanheusden & Lorenzo Suintani
Intersentia, 2016, 348 p., ISBN 978178068381
The book can be viewed and downloaded here.


Sustainable Energy United in Diversity: Challenges and Approaches in Energy Transition in the EU
Edited by L. Squintani and H.H.B. Vedder with M. Reese and B. Vanheusden.
Download the first volume of our open source, peer-reviewed publication series  here.
EELF 2015

Video | 2015 EELF Conference

The 2015 EELF Conference, hosted by Centre d'Edtudes et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires (CERIC) in Aix-en-Provence, provided a fruitful platform for scholars, practitioners and decision makers to discuss the effectiveness of environmental law.
Watch the Conference video now...


EELF membership is open to all environmental law professionals, scholars and students who credibly prove their serious professional engagement in environmental law; it implies no fees and offers unique networking, communication and participation opportunities.  Read more...