part of Jean Monnet Module "Climate Change Law in the EU"
This graduate course offered at the fifth year of legal studies is aimed at students interested in exploring climate change governance in the European Union and its influence on global standard setting. It covers a broad range of topics which are crucial for understanding the current climate change regime – the scientific basis for regulation, the actors responsible for the development of climate change legislation in the EU, the EU legislative framework with the special focus on the Emission Trading Scheme, the European Green Deal, the proposed Border Carbon Adjustment mechanism and the renewable energy policy, climate change litigation as well as the EU’s role in global climate change governance and the impact of climate change on migration. The course will strive to improve students’ problem identification and solving skills in an environment which fosters critical debate. Having taken the course, the students will be able to identify and assess the development of climate change law and policy in the EU.
izv. prof. dr. sc. Melita Carević, LL.M
office: Faculty of Law, Ćirilometodska 42, room 52
30 teaching hours
Open-book written take-home exam
TIME AND VENUE
In the academic year 2022/2023, classes are held each Thursday at 9:00h in Ćirilometodska 4, lecture room VII (second floor). All teaching materials are available at the Merlin e-learning platform.
1.The urgency of addressing climate change on the international and EU level
2. Climate change negotiations in the international arena
3. The European Green Deal
4. Climate Migrants
5. Climate change regulation in the EU - the EU Emissions Trading Scheme
6. The EU's Renewable Energy Policy
7. Carbon Border Adustments and Carbon Leakage
8. Climate Litigation
9. External Effect of EU Environmental Law
10. The EU's Green Leadership Potential
(a detailed syllabus of the course is available on the e-learning site and upon request to the lecturer via email)
1) Take-home, open-book exam - 80% of the grade
2) Regular attendance and class participation - 20% of the grade
Students are required to prepare for each class in advance by reading the assigned materials available at the course e-learning site.
The course is based on an interactive discourse. Students are expected to participate in class discussions, which may influence their final grade.