Environmental Law Program

Externalities and sustainable development
This course can be either offered in 6 weeks throughout 3 months, 10hrs per week and 15 hrs in the final week to be conducted at BAU International Berlin, BAU International University Washington DC or at BAU Bahcesehir University Istanbul; or concentrated in 30 hrs over 10 days for a full immersion in Environmental Law, combined with either Intellectual Property Law or Competition Law. 

LECTURES: 60 
TUTORIALS: 15 
SELF DIRECTED STUDY, GROUP DISCUSSION, INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH: 75
 


WEEK 1

  • Environmental law: European, National and International sources
  • Institutions involved
  • Sustainable development and compliance with IEL


WEEK 2

  • The protection of the environment and the environmental damage: soil, water, air pollution and waste management
  • Criminal aspects


WEEK 3

  • Environmental topics and business in Italy (part 1): the certifications and the environmental management system


WEEK 4

  • Environmental topics and business in Italy (part 2): authorization procedures: VIA , AIA , AUA , AUT , emissions , discharges, wastes , connections with SGAI


WEEK 5

  • The energy market and the renewable energy resources
  • Case study: Enel S.p.A. 


WEEK 6

  • The Italian green economy
  • Legambiente 2014 report, best practices for the foreign markets, data and perspectives
     


Intended learning outcomes 
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify sources, fundamentals and major areas of the international environmental law; environmental protection vs sustainable development 
  2. Understand the role of a variety of actors who shape the world environmental policy and lead international negotiations under the impeding challenges imposed by emerging issues such as climate change 
  3. Assess impacts and find side-effects of past EU policies in order to Identify techniques, procedures and strategic areas to further improve compliance with the international environmental requirements, at national and EU level 
  4. Assess the impact of market transactions on third parties who are affected by such transactions without taking part, and be able to provide legal assistance as well as incorporate their interests and needs into business decisions and legal policies 
  5. Know how to apply rules to cases 
  6. Be able to engage in the analysis of the best practices and choose the right applicable solutions 


Learning and teaching strategies 
What you will do: 

  1. Examination of individual cases studies of people at work 
  2. Formal lectures
  3. Visiting speakers/videos and workshops
  4. Seminar group work
  5. Organizational simulations


Transferable skills 
Students will: 

  1. Develop multinational legal skills 
  2. Demonstrate scenario analysis and planning skills
  3. Develop systemic analysis tools and self awareness  


Assessment criteria 
Students will: 

  1. Mid written oral test (30%) 
  2. Individual written exam (70%) 


Essential sources 

  • European Legislation on the topic
  • Italian Environmetal Law – Testo Unico Ambientale D.Lgs. 152/06 and s.m.i. 
  • Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity Gas and Water publications