Elements of a National Climate Law

Nikos Mantzaris participated in an online debate on the formulation of a national Framework Climate Law organized by the Institute for Sustainable Development of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

The other participants in the discussion, moderated by Spyros Kouvelis from EPLO, were Emmanouela Doussi, Professor of the School of Economics and Political Science of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Glykeria Siouti, Professor of the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Costas Synolakis, President of the National Committee on Tackling Climate Change.

In his presentation, Nikos Mantzaris briefly presented the content of the European Climate Law, which will clearly influence the national climate laws in Europe, as well as the main issues that remain open in the ongoing trilogue negotiations between the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission. He then made proposals for the possible content of the Greek National Climate Law emphasizing the issues of the quantitative targets, the system of monitoring, reporting & progress evaluation, the role and support of the National Scientific Committee for Tackling Climate Change, and ways to enhance the participation of society in developing and implementing national climate policy.

You can watch the entire event (in Greek) here: