The normative goal of sustainability requires the long-term preservation of nature, including its functions and services for humans. In the concretization of these norms, the legal framework for sustainability-relevant action plays a major role.

The integrative connection of environmental law with energy law is of great importance for the law professorship and forms the main focus in research and teaching. Natural interfaces of both fields are the law of renewable energies, energy efficiency and sufficiency, and resource conservation.

The Chair of Public Law, in particular Energy and Environmental Law, fits seamlessly into the context of sustainability science. Its working method is already interdisciplinary in its basic approach, and also shows a considerable degree of transfer to the fields of environmental planning, economics and politics. Consequently, the professorship is located in the Institute for Sustainability Management.


  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Schomerus