Workshop: Governance of subterranean ecosystems – legal approaches & instruments

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Governance of subterranean ecosystems – legal approaches & instruments

Outline: This workshop will explore critical aspects of the interaction between science and law in the conservation and protection of subterranean ecosystems. The workshop aims to facilitate discussions and exchange views among experts from different regions on the governance of subterranean ecosystems.

The first part of the workshop will provide an informative session on the regulatory framework and processes at the EU level, highlighting key challenges. Then, the focus will turn to the identification of different legal and governance approaches and instruments in different regions of the world, where participants will bring their own experience and expertise. The ultimate objective of the workshop is to produce a review paper on the challenges, gaps, opportunities and lessons learned from different regions and jurisdictions regarding the governance of subterranean ecosystems, emphasizing the interactions between science, law and policy-making.

Practical Information:

Registration for the workshop is free of charge for registered participants of the 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology and the maximum number of participants is 15.

The workshop takes place in the University of Aveiro on Saturday the 18th of August from 14.00 to 17.00 (3 hours).

Please get in touch with the organizer for further information and registration.

Organizer: Dr. Beatriz Martinez Romera, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Climate Change Law, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.