Environmental law is a dynamic field of law which is primarily defined by the European and international conventions and guidelines. UfU focuses on the statutory rights of access to information, participation and legal action for both individuals and organizations who devote themselves to the protection of nature and the environment.

The staff in the Department for Environmental Law and Participation possesses profound knowledge in the following areas of environmental law:

  • Environmental Information Act
  • Participation rights
  • Legal action (especially for NGOs)
  • Water law
  • Soil protection law


  • Empirical research into environmental law
  • Comparative law
  • Regulatory impact analyses and evaluations
  • Creation of guidelines and handouts
  • Pilot projects
  • Workshops
  • Lectures, presentations, talks
  • Consultations on the implementation of environmental regulations

International Reference Projects


Collective Law Suits in Environmental Law

Legal Remedies for Resource Equity


For more projects on environmental law click here (in German)