Environmental Law Enforcement: Emerging Challenges 2020 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Irish Centre for Eurpean Law (ICEL) are delighted to announce a virtual conference on the theme Environmental Law Enforcement: Emerging Challenges 2020.

This virtual conference took place on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 from 9.00am to 1.15pm.   The conference was open to all and free of charge.

Convened by Dr Tom Ryan (EPA) and Dr Áine Ryall (ICEL), the conference considered a number of contemporary themes relating to environmental law enforcement including: Protecting the Natural Environment; the Role of Law in Climate Action; Environmental Impact Assessment; Environmental Liability Directive; and the idea of a Planning and Environmental Court.

The contributors included:

The Hon Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice; Laura Burke, Director General EPA; Margaret Gray SC, QC; Alice Whittaker, Philip Lee; Prof Owen McIntyre, UCC; Conor Linehan, William Fry; Prof Suzanne Kingston SC, UCD Sutherland School of Law; Richard Macrory, Barrister and Emeritus Professor of Environmental Law, University College London; James Connolly SC, Chairman of the Planning, Environmental and Local Government Bar Association of the Bar of Ireland (PELGBA); Áine Ryall, ICEL and Centre for Law and the Environment UCC.

The recordings for this conference are available here: here

Enquiries to: ICEL@tcd.ie