Utrecht University hosts the European Environmental Law Forum conference 2019. The theme this year is: Environmental Law for Transitions to Sustainability - Circular economy, climate change, water resource management and sustainable biodiversity. The conference is held in the historical city centre of Utrecht from 28 to 30 August 2019 and organised by the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law.
Over the last decades, environmental law has significantly contributed to limiting pollution and decoupling economic growth and negative environmental effects. However, for advanced economies in Europe and elsewhere, reconciling high levels of human development (living well) with environmental sustainability (living within environmental limits) is expected to require five-fold or even ten‑fold improvements in environmental performance. As law will always only be one instrument within an interdisciplinary and multidimensional approach for systemic changes, we strongly encourage interdisciplinary contributions.