X Jornadas

Sustainable consumption is one of the main goals of the European Union. Bearing in mind the global scarcity of natural resources, the climate change and the demand for energy and resources, consumption must be faced by producers and consumers in a sustainable perspective. In this regard, the European Union has been introducing a range of policies and measures aiming the sustainable production and consumption. In this conference we intend to focus on the general principles and basic legal framework regarding sustainable consumption in the EU and in national legal systems, namely concerning biodiversity, eco-labelling and eco-design, water protection, air pollution and circular economy. The Conference will be the perfect forum where international scholars, practitioners, representatives of consumer organizations, public authorities and business can gather together to present and discuss this global problem of sustainability in Consumer Law.

Abstracts: We kindly invite participants from around the world to submit an abstract (max. 500 words, with a deadline of January 26th, 2020) of a paper they would like to present during the conference. Abstracts and inquiries should be sent to jornadasconsumo@ipleiria.pt. All abstracts will be reviewed by Organization Committee and Participants will be notified of the decision no later than the 31st of January.

 Topics: biodiversity, eco-labelling and eco-design, energy, transportation, water protection, air pollution, planned obsolescence, advertising and commercial practices and circular economy, social responsibility, criminal responsibility, civil responsibility and administrative responsibility among others.

Dates: 12th (9:00 am to 6:30 pm) and 13th of March (9:00 am to 1:00 pm). 

Location: The Conference will be held at the Superior School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal