Environmental Justice and Ecological Transition (JETE)

The purpose of the « Environmental Justice and Ecological Transition » (JETE) clinical course at the Sciences Po Law School is to introduce students to the great diversity of initiatives that use the law as a tool to resist environmental injustices and to transform our ecological and political systems at the local, national and transnational levels.

Based on a committed and transdisciplinary teaching method, it aims at providing students with the means to actively participate in this broad movement for the transformation of our societies, and to take a critical look at it in order to understand its limits and tensions.

Built in two phases, the JETE course will focus in the first semester on the current trend towards the development of environmental and climate litigation in France and around the world, and on certain emerging themes in international environmental law such as the recognition of the crime of ecocide or the (controversial) recognition of the "rights of nature". In the second semester, the course will focus on legal issues associated with ecological transition presented through the examination of concrete case studies.

The 2019-2020 pedagogical team:

  • Luca d’Ambrosio, Teacher during the first semester
  • Anaïs Guerry, Coordinator during the first semester
  • Pierre Bourdon, Teacher during the second semester
  • Aurélien Bouayad, Coordinator during the second semester

Partners 2019-2020:

  • International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Notre Affaire à Tous (NAAT)
  • SPG Law
  • Association Française d'Agriculture Urbaine Professionnelle (AFAUP)
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