Mittwoch, 26. Januar 2022, 17:00 - 18:30 iCal

ERN-Environmental Engaments: talks

Stephanie Nitsch "Wind Power from a Civil Law Perspective"



About the talk:

In view of an increasing demand for renewable energy, the aim of this talk is to address the challenges that civil law poses to the purchase, construction, and operation of renewable power plants. With a special focus on wind power, a central task is to examine challenges of the law of obligations as well as property law. This analysis is performed through the lens of the various actors involved, such as manufacturers, constructors, operators, and landowners. Which concepts and argumentations are advocated, and do they comply with today’s court practice? In response to this question, new approaches and possible solutions under Austrian civil law shall be introduced and discussed.


About the speaker:

Stephanie Nitsch is a lecturer at the University of Vienna and a member of the editorial board of the ‘University of Vienna Law Review’. Until 2021, Stephanie was a research and teaching assistant (post doc) at the Department for European, International and Comparative Law at the University of Vienna. Her research in the fields of comparative private law and private international law adopts an environmental perspective. In addition to other publications on environmental law, her dissertation examined the discrepancy between environmental liability under public and under civil law.


Language: English

When: 26.01.2022, 17:00-18:30, (45 min Talk, 45 min Q&A)


Where: Zoom [ ; Meeting-ID: 976 4186 8478, Kenncode: 131886] - no registration required

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Forschungsnetzwerk Umwelt / Environmental Research Network


Judith Mühlbacher
Forschungsnetzwerk Umwelt / Environmental Research Network