Course Schedule

Veranstaltungen von MEM (Master in Environmental Management) Julieta Sarno


Spatial regulation in international law (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Julieta Sarno

wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 12:15 - 13:45 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 40.165 | excursions on 03 May and 21 June - see below
Einzeltermin | Mi, 03.05.2023, 10:30 - Mi, 03.05.2023, 21:30 | extern | excursion to the Klimahaus in Bremerhaven
Einzeltermin | Mi, 21.06.2023, 08:00 - Mi, 21.06.2023, 18:00 | extern | excursion to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg

Inhalt: What is the international regulation for the different spaces and global commons? During the course, participants will learn about the international legal and policy framework governing the protection of spaces as a regulatory approach, from land, water, and polar regions, to outer space (space law). This regulatory approach will be analysed in the light of different Multilateral Environmental Agreements such as the Antarctic Treaty, the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, among others. What are the opportunities and challenges of spatial regulation in international law? The seminar will also discuss current negotiations involving the different spaces covered (e.g., BBNJ).

The transformative role of International Law: tackling global environmental challenges (FSL) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Julieta Sarno

wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 16:15 - 17:45 | 03.04.2023 - 07.07.2023 | C 40.146
Einzeltermin | Mi, 03.05.2023, 10:30 - Mi, 03.05.2023, 18:30 | extern | Exkursion
Einzeltermin | Mi, 21.06.2023, 13:30 - Mi, 21.06.2023, 18:00 | extern | Exkursion

Inhalt: From the early stages of the development of international environmental law in the 20th century until today, we have witnessed a proliferation of environmental legislation. While many legal tools and instruments are available, science calls for a catalytic impetus in the fight against the triple planetary crisis: climate, biodiversity, and pollution. This planetary crisis - highlighted in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services reports, among others - requires a legal and governance architecture for the protection of people, their rights, and the environment. How can international law address the different environmental challenges that we are facing globally? The aim of the course is to examine the regulation under international law of various environmental sectors and the relationship between international environmental law and other aspects of international law and policy. This seminar will also explore the power of international law to facilitate the necessary systemic changes to address the current triple planetary crisis. Can global environmental challenges be solved using the available legal tools? The seminar will analyse the potential strengths of existing legal instruments, but also the limits and challenges of legal responses to these challenges. Particular attention will be on the analysis of Multilateral Environmental Agreements on climate change, biodiversity, and pollution.