Institute for Environmental and Energy Law

The Institute for Environmental and Energy Law (IEEL) of the Faculty of Law of the K.U. Leuven provides for a myriad of activities in the field of environmental, energy and climate change law in the form of teaching, research, counselling, continuing education and publications.

In 1990, the Institute for Environmental Law (IEL) was created within the Faculty of Law of the K.U. Leuven. The Institute has its roots in the expertise of the late Professor Dr. Louis Suetens in the field of environmental law. Professor Dr. Marc Boes, the first Director of the IEL, later expanded upon his work. In 1995, Professor Dr. Kurt Deketelaere became the Director of the IEL. Since 1995 IEL's focus on European, international and comparative environmental, energy and climate change Law gradually increased. In 1998 IEL was reorganised and became the Institute for Environmental and Energy Law (IEEL).

Between 2002/3 and 2012/3, IEEL organised the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Energy and Environmental Law at the K.U. Leuven. Now IEEL offers the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law in collaboration with the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta. The programme will be offered again in Malta in 2016/7, commencing in September. 

In the press

House of Lords Science
and Technology Committee

Watch the session here
address by Kurt Deketelaere,
LERU Secretary-General

'Het gevecht van 1 biljoen'
De Morgen 17/03/2015 (p.7-8)
with contribution Kurt Deketelaere

'Het Belgische klimaatbeleid
is een drama'

Knack 28/01/2015 (p.80-83)
with contribution Kurt Deketelaere

In the spotlight

Applications for the 2016/2017 edition are now open! 
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FAEL 25 May 2016
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Third Summer Programme on International and European Environmental Law. 
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