COPs: Location, location, location

Monserrat Madariaga Gómez De Cuenca draws attention to the often-overlooked significance of the location of the Conferences of the Parties (COPs) in the development of both national and international climate change law and governance. Monserrat is on the organising committee for the Climate Change and the Rule of Law Conference, a major conference hosted by the UCL Centre for Law and Environment, bringing together key thinkers to reflect on the connections and tensions between the rule of law and climate change. Continue reading COPs: Location, location, location

Fit for 55: the role of the rule of law in national climate governance

In the run-up to the Climate Change and the Rule of Law Conference (31 March – 1 April 2022), Sharon Turner discusses the main issues surrounding effective climate governance, and the influence and effectiveness of the EU Climate Law in a context where Member States have so far adopted national framework climate laws of variable quality. Continue reading Fit for 55: the role of the rule of law in national climate governance

Leaving behind the EU’s deadly addiction to deregulation

Patrick ten Brink is Head of Green Economy Programme and Director of Brussels Office at the Institute of European Environmental Policy. He purports that the EU’s deadly addiction to deregulation has created challenges for protecting the environment, and argues for more and better regulation instead. Continue reading Leaving behind the EU’s deadly addiction to deregulation