On May 28, 2013 the Center for European Studies-IE held the seminar “Environmental Policy and Law in Spain and Europe for the next 15 years”, with the brilliant participation of Prof. Ludwig Kramer. The seminar was the first of a cycle called “Challenges for a future of the European Union: views from Spain” supported by the “Hablamos de Europa” program of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The speaker, Ludwig Kramer, is a recognized expert in Environmental Law: he is a Professor and the author of large publications about environmental law. He has also held several important positions as Head of the legal department of the Directorate General Enviroment of the European Commission and Director of the Waste Management Unit, ClientEarth Senior Advisor and member of the Board Advisory Justice and Environment.
In his presentation, Professor Kramer analyzed the environmental policy of Spain in reference to the European objectives which are, among others, the reduction of emissions gas, the increasing energy efficiency and the renewable energy production.
He also gave a thorough presentation of the main obstacles to achieve these objectives and a critical assessment of sectorial policies and their impact on the environment.
The presentation of Professor Kramer was followed by an interesting debate with the audience, composed of experts in environment, faculty and students of IE Law School.