Conference 'The Habitats Directive' 13-14 December 2022, Brussels

(28-10-2022) We cordially invite you to the conference 'The Habitats Directive as game changer for nature and law in the European Union: emerging trends and novel approaches'.

The hybrid conference, organised by three Belgian universities, will include contributions of many renowned speakers on the transformational character of the EU Habitats Directive, which celebrated its 30th birthday this year.

Recent jurisprudence illustrates that this cornerstone of EU environmental law is gradually turning into an unexpected hallmark of ecological law, capable of regulating not only classic threats to endangered species and habitats, such as overhunting and direct habitat destruction, but also tackling more systemic lock-ins, such as intensive agriculture, fossil-based infrastructure and pesticide use.