Basic Principles of Environmental Law
The department is not only concerned with the various sectors of environmental law, it also makes contributions to its foundations, dealing with the general principles and the structure of international law, European law, German federal law and general administrative law. We also analyse the principles of environmental law and the normative concepts of sustainability as well as the precautionary or risk orientation of law. These are closely related to the institutional conditions of environmental policy and cross-cutting issues such as information, participation and legal protection.
Special attention is given to related disciplines. Social science approaches to law, such as the economic analysis of law, decision theory or governance theory as an extension of the theory of political steering are incorporated into our own research work.
⇒ Environmental constitutionalism
⇒ Technical knowledge in environmental litigation