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International Aspects of Environmental Law

Degree programme Environment and Engineering
Subject area Engineering Technology
Type of degree Bachelor
Winter Semester 2024
Course unit title International Aspects of Environmental Law
Course unit code 086011050302
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Teaching hours per week 1
Year of study 2024
Level of the course / module according to the curriculum
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2
Name of lecturer(s) Christina LINDNER
Requirements and Prerequisites


Course content

This course focuses on the in-depth treatment of selected chapters from international and European environmental law:

  • International climate and environmental agreements
  • European and national regulatory framework
  • EU directives and regulations for climate and environmental protection
Learning outcomes

The course imparts professional and methodological skills (F/M), with a focus on international environmental law, in particular international climate protection agreements as well as environmental legislation at European level. The students

  • know selected international agreements on environmental and climate protection
  • know the main features of the history of European and international environmental law and can explain its systematic approach
  • are familiar with the process of legislation at the European level
  • have an in-depth insight into selected aspects of European environmental legislation
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  •     Lecture with integrated exercises
  •     Case studies, presentation and interactive legal debates
Assessment methods and criteria
  • Evaluation of the completed exercises (in class, 20%),
  • Oral final exam (40%) and
  • Oral presentations by the students together with a written summary (40%)

For a positive grade, a minimum of 50% of the possible points must be achieved across all parts of the examination.



Recommended or required reading
  • Internationales Umweltrecht, Alexander Proelss (Hrsg), 2. Auflage 2022 (ISBN 978-3-11-071191-2)
  • Internationales Umweltrecht, Hans-Georg Dederer, 2023 (ISBN 9783811440203)
  • Rechtsquellen Umweltrecht, Schriftenreihe Umweltrecht und Umwelttechnikrecht Band 5, Rainer Weiss, 2022 (ISBN 978-3-99113-771-9)
  • Kodex EU-Umweltrecht 2023, Doralt (Hrsg.), 2022 (ISBN 9783700781196)
  • Research Handbook on International Environmental Law, Malgosia Fitzmaurice/ Panos Merkouris/Agnes Rydberg, 2021 (ISBN 978 1 78643 970 3)
  • Principles of International Environmental Law, Philippe Sands, Jacqueline Peel, 4. Auflage 2018 (Cambridge University Press; ISBN-10 1108431127, ISBN-13 9781108431125)
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