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'From Transnational Environmental Protection to Distortions of Competition: The Level Playing Field in the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement' with Giulia Claudia Leonelli

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'From Transnational Environmental Protection to Distortions of Competition: The Level Playing Field in the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement'

Speaker: Dr Giulia Claudia Leonelli (Lecturer in Law, Birkbeck)

Giulia will present her research on the TCA and transnational environmental protection, recently published in OUP's Journal of Environmental Law.

Abstract

This research seminar will inquire to what extent the EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) may help safeguard high levels of transnational environmental protection, taking into consideration potential reductions in UK levels of protection and the ensuing effects. The seminar will include an analysis of the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) Chapters in recent EU trade or trade and investment Agreements (FTAs); in this respect, it will demonstrate that the TCA’s provisions are innovative. However, the TCA has marked a shift from the EU’s initial attempts to exercise its extra-territorial leverage and push for high levels of transnational environmental protection to a focus on the stricto sensu economic level playing field. This narrow focus cannot possibly capture many aspects of environmental protection. Link to journal article.

Law Research Seminar Series

This event is part of Birkbeck's Law Research Seminar Series. Free to attend and open to the public, the series welcomes scholars from around the world to discuss their latest research.

To celebrate the launch of Birkbeck’s new LLM in Environmental Law, Policy and Governance, this term's research seminars will cover topics in the field of environmental law and policy.

This event is open to the public and free to attend however booking is required via this page. The event will be hosted on Collaborate, a free to access website. You will be sent a link to access the event upon registration.

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