On 24 and 25 October 2011, Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Legal, and Gesa Homann, Researcher at Ecologic Institute, held a seminar on current issues in German and European environmental law at the Berlin Academy of Public Administration (Verwaltungsakademie Berlin).
This was the second time since 2010 that staff of Ecologic Institute have organized an event of this kind. The Berlin Academy of Public Administration is the primary institute for the training and postgraduate education of civil servants in the German Federal State of Berlin.
At the seminar, the latest developments in environmental legislation and jurisprudence were taught to the ten participants from Berlin environmental authorities. With the aid of case studies, participants were able to practice applying the law.
In particular, the event covered the following topics:
- general environmental law (including foundations of European law),
- climate protection and environmental energy law,
- pollution control laws,
- waste law,
- water protection law,
- soil conservation law, and
- nature conservation law.