First Announcement and Call for Papers
5th Sino-EU Conference on Environmental Law
“Green law, economic instruments and environmental crime”
August 29- 30, 2018, Ghent, Belgium
Department of European, Public and International Law–Center for Environmental and Energy Law
Faculty of Law and Criminology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Research Institute of Environmental Law (RIEL), Wuhan University, China,
U4 University Network
The Sino-EU International Conference on “Green law, economic instruments and environmental crime” will focus on the developments of environmental law in China and the EU linked to greening the law with economic instruments at the one side, and the fight against environmental crime at the other side.
Sessions on comparing EU and Chinese environmental law will focus on:
1.The use of trade tools and economic instruments (e.g. taxes, tradable emission rights, subsidies…) in environmental legislation to achieve environmental objectives.
2.Environmental law and national resources efficiency.
3.Environmental crimes and the law, such as illegal emission of substances into air, water or soil; illegal trade in wildlife; illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances and the illegal shipment or dumping of waste.
Participants from outside the EU and China are welcome, as well as PhD and postdoc researchers.
Prof. Ben Boer, Chair Professor of Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University
Prof. Dr. Frank Maes, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Ghent University
Prof. Dr. Luc Lavrysen, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Ghent University
Prof. Dr. Qin Tianbao, Director of Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University
Prof. Dr. Jan Darpö, Uppsala University, Sweden
Prof. Dr. Peter-Tobias Stoll, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Dr. Lorenzo Squintani, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
The working language is English.
Timetable for submission of abstracts and papers
Submission of abstracts: till 15 April 2018; selection of abstracts: 21 May 2018.
Submission of final papers (word) and PPTs: 15 August, 2018 at the latest.
Please mail abstracts, papers and PPTs’ to Yvan.DeMaeseneire@ugent.be
The organizers will select qualified papers from the conference for publication in the Chinese Journal of Environmental Law or Climate Law, which are the two international journals based in the Research Institute of Environmental Law at Wuhan University and published by Brill.
The registrationfee for the Conference is € 95 before 1st July, including conference material, conference dinner, lunches and coffee/tea breaks. After 1st July the registration fee will be € 145.
The conference venue is the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University, Voldersstraat 3,9000 Gent, Belgium, also accessible via Universiteitstraat 4-6.
The faculty islocated in the center of the city, see https://www.ugent.be/re/en/ contact see for public transport https://www.ugent.be/re/en/contact/directions-faculty.htm.
Mr Yvan De Maeseneire
Center for Environmental and Energy Law
Voldersstraat 3, 9000 Gent
Telephone: 00-32-9 2646909
Participants have special rates for the hotels below (reduction codes will be provided):
Hotel Ibis Gent Centrum Kathedraal
Hotel Ibis Gent Opera
Hotel de Flandre
Ghent River Hotel
Hotel NH Gent Belfort