Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor Environment and Engineering
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Full-time
Winter Semester 2023

Course unit title International Aspects of Environmental Law
Course unit code 086011050302
Language of instruction English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Winter Semester 2023
Teaching hours per week 1
Year of study 2023
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2
Name of lecturer(s)


Prerequisites and co-requisites

None


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 for climate and environmental protection, especially water, soil, air, waste, immissions and energy

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 history of European environmental law and can explain its systematic approach
  • are familiar with the process of legislation, also at European level
  • can explain and describe the interaction of different institutions involved in the legislative process
  • have an in-depth insight into selected aspects of European environmental legislation, for example on CO2 pricing, energy taxation, building efficiency, trading of CO2 certificates

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 and written final examination, the commission examination is oral.


Comment

None


Recommended or required reading
  • Sands, Philipp; Peel, Jacqueline (2018): Principles of International Environmental Law; 2nd Edition; Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
  • Fisher, Elizabeth (2017): Environmental Law - A very short Introduction; 2nd Edition; Oxford, Oxford University Press.
  • Budansky, Daniel; Brunner, Jutta; Rayamani, Lavanya (2017): International Climate Change Law; 1st Edition; Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • „Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform“ (o. J.): Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform. Online im Internet: URL: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld/publication (Zugriff am: 18.06.2020).
  • Budansky, Daniel; Brunner, Jutta; Rayamani, Lavanya (2017): International Climate Change Law; 1st Edition; Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • Proelß, Alexander (Hrsg.) (2017): Internationales Umweltrecht. 11. Auflage 2017;  Berlin: Walter DeGruyter Verlag.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

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