University of Canberra, Bruce Campus
Building 11, Level B, Room 44
Bruce, ACT 2617
The Nexus Research Centre within the Faculty of Business, Government and Law at the University of Canberra will be hosting a three part seminar and workshop series with Professor Nicolas de Sadeleer, EU Professor of Environmental Law at the University Saint Louis, Brussels.
The EU Circular Economy Project: from Eco-Conception to Bio-waste
Waste law is among the most ambitious of environmental legislation at the EU level and among the longest standing, with the original instruments harking back to 1975. Every kind of waste and waste management activity has been regulated by a swathe of EU Directives. Thanks to the EU law harmonization process, poor waste management practice at national level has constantly been challenged in national and EU courts. Nevertheless, discarding waste still prevails over recovery of resources from it. As a result valuable resources are lost by a continent that lacks natural resources. In order to reverse this trend, the EU institutions are determined to promote a circular economy. In particular, an ambitious legislative package is likely to be adopted by EU lawmakers in 2018.
Distinguished International Guest Professor at University of Canberra, Professor Nicolas de Sadeleer, has recently published a new landmark text on waste law in the EU in anticipation of the proposed reforms: Le droit des déchets de l’UE [Waste Law of the EU] (Bruylant, Brussels, 2016). Professor de Sadeleer, will explain the merits and the pitfalls of the new legislative reforms that are likely to become an influential model internationally.
A workshop and discussion forum on the same topic will be held by Professor de Sadeleer the following day:
Wednesday 4th October, 3:30pm, at the same venue (11B44) – afternoon tea will be served. Please register with Hannah.Mills@canberra.edu.au
About Professor de Sadeleer:
Professor de Sadeleer is the author of prominent international works in English such as Environmental Principles: from Political Slogans to Legal Rules and Implementing Precaution Approaches from Nordic Countries, the EU and the US and very many more in French. Professor de Sadeleer has been involved in major political developments in the EU ranging from climate change issues to risk assessment and many other environmental topics. Professor de Sadeleer is visiting the University of Canberraas a participant in the University’s International Distinguished Visiting Professor program.
Faculty based research centre within the Faculty of Business, Government and Law at the University of Canberra