A German judge from 1969 to 2004, he served on secondment as the European Commission’s Chief Counsel on the environment, working with the Commission for three decades. He has written more than 200 articles on EU environmental law and authored 20 books, including a classic treatise and casebook on the subject. He has lectured on the subject of environmental rights and law in more than 50 universities in Europe and North America.
Latest from Ludwig Krämer:
The Commissioner for consumer affairs of the European Commission recently announced that the Commission will publish a proposal for a directive on group actions for consumers, in order to improve access to justice. We hope it can also include provisions on access to justice in environmental matters.
In September 2015, the United Nations adopted a resolution on “Transforming our world: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development”. This resolution established 17 sustainable development goals and overall 169 targets to be reached by 2030.
The Commission has clarified its new strategy to only open infringement proceedings where they align with its policy priorities
Following the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee’s findings that the EU is in breach of the access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention, the EU Council adopted a decision to merely “take note” of the findings, rather than endorse them,