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8th EELF Annual Conference | POSTPONED to 2021

Social and Scientific Uncertainties 
in Environmental Law

9-11 September 2020 8-10 September 2021, Bournemouth, UK 

In view of the risks and uncertainties related to COVID 19 the Organizers and EELF managing board have decided to postpone the 8th EELF Annual Conference to 2021. Submitted abstracts will be automatically considered for the postponed event. Nevertheless, the call will be reopened from December 2020 to March 2021 and new submissions as well as amendments and updates to submitted abstracts will be possible. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and very much hope to see you in Bournemouth in 2021. For questions we are available at EELF2020@bournemouth.ac.uk.
We will also keep you updated here at eelf.info and on the conference website.


EELF contribution to 2020 ICLG Environment & Climate Change Law

EELF board members Jerzy Jendroska, Lorenzo Squintani and Moritz Reese were invited by GLG Publishers to provide a complementary contribution on behalf of the EELF to the 2020 edition of the renown International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) on Environmental & Climate Change Laws and Regulations. The EELF contribution deals with "New Developments in Access to Justice and Environmental Litigation". 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.

7th EELF Annual Conference | THANK YOU!

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.



Procedural Environmental Rights

Edited by Jerzy Jendroska & Magdalena Bar
'Procedural Environmental Rights: Principle X in Theory and Practice' provides an overview of various aspects of the current status, development and practice of rights of access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters following their codification as non-binding principles in Principle X of the Rio Declaration.
The book can be viewed and downloaded here.
ISBN 9781780686103 


Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

Edited by Helle Tegner Anker and Birgitte Egelund Olson
2018  | ISBN 978-1-78068-759-9 | 257 p.
for more information please click here

Open Access|3rd EELF BOOK

The Effectiveness of Environmental Law

Edited by Sandrine Maljean-Dubois
June 2017  | ISBN 978-1-78068-467-3 | 348 pp.
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
March 2016 | Intersentia | ISBN 978178068381
This book offers a selection of the contributions
presented at the 2nd EELF Conference in Brussels.
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...