Special Issue "Environmental Legislation and Energy Transition"

A special issue of Laws (ISSN 2075-471X). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Law Issues".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2023) | Viewed by 280

Special Issue Editor

Institute of Economics and Law, University of Stuttgart, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: public law; environmental law; energy law; public commercial law; participation law; constitutional law

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Speaking about environmental legislation and energy transition means to speak about the greatest challenges humanity is currently facing. They must provide answers to systemic crises that threaten civilisation, such as the climate crisis or the biodiversity crisis. The term systemic crisis was recently introduced by the OECD. Such crises are characterised by the fact that they usually have a global impact. They are closely interconnected with other risks and have an impact on different areas of the economy and life. They cannot be described by linear cause–effect relationships. The consequences of measures are not certain but can only be predicted with a certain probability. Frequently, the catastrophic effects are only recognised when they are no longer reversible. For these reasons, such systemic risks are regularly underestimated by politics and society. The necessary regulatory measures are taken too late. It proves to be a particular challenge when further requirements are added. This is a situation that requires action by the international community. What contribution can environmental legislation make to overcome these crises? How should the role of the European Union be described? What measures are being taken to advance the energy transition? This volume aims to provide an overview of answers to these and other questions concerning environmental and energy law.

I look forward to receiving your contributions. 

Prof. Dr. Daniela Winkler
Guest Editor

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  • energy transition
  • renewable energies
  • energy law
  • environmental legislation
  • environmental law
  • climate crisis
  • biodiversity crisis
  • European Union

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