Environmental and legal aspects of sustainable development

Panel discussion

Environmental and Legal Aspects of Sustainable Development

September 23, 2021


The panel discussion is related to the achievement by Ukraine and other countries of the world of the Sustainable Development Goals approved at the UN Summit in 2015, and primarily those goals that relate to the environmental component of such development, as well as the implementation of the principles of the UN Global Compact, aimed at promoting social responsibility of business, in particular in the field of environmental protection.
Ukrainian and foreign speakers from Italy, Great Britain, Austria, France, Poland, Canada, Australia, Brazil, India, Nigeria, Pakistan and other countries will take part in the panel discussion and in their reports they will touch upon the issues of the ecological state formation, ecological policy provision, introduction of ecological innovations and development of ecological legal culture, legal protection of ecological rights, sustainable management and natural resources protection, legal responsibility for ecological damages, waste management, preservation of natural resources and environmental protection.
This panel discussion is a unique opportunity for specialists, young scientists, practitioners, university and college professors, scientists and politicians from different countries to come together and discuss topical environmental and legal aspects of sustainable development.


General partner:


Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Ukraine

Information partner:
UN Global Compact
Global Sustainable Futures
23 september 2021
10-th floor, Library & Learning Center of the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University
Registration of participants for the event in Zoom format


Valerie Fogleman

Valerie Fogleman has practised and taught environmental law for 35 years. She has written three books, co-authored others, and written numerous articles and given presentations on environmental law in the UK, continental Europe and the US. She has authored or co-authored six reports on the Environmental Liability Directive for the European Commission and is currently […]

Topic of speech: ''Liability for preventing and remediating environmental damage: European Union’s Environmental Liability Directive (2004/35/EC)''

Alessandra Donati

Alessandra Donati is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Procedural law in Luxembourg. She holds an LL.M. in French and European Law from the University Paris 1- Panthéon Sorbonne. Alessandra is a member of both the Italian (Milan) and French (Paris) Bar Association. Before joining the Max Planck Institute as a […]

Topic of speech: ''The precautionary principle: a brake or a lever to sustainable development under EU law?''

Yamina Saheb

Dr. Yamina Saheb is a senior energy policy analyst at OpenExp in Paris. Prior to that she was Policy and Scientific Officer at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) and for two years a senior energy efficiency policy analyst at the International Energy Agency (IEA). Her work is dedicated to analyses […]

Topic of speech: ''SDGs and climate change -Synergies or Trade-offs?''

Yuliya Vystavna

PhD, Programme Officer, Isotope Hydrologist, International Atomic Energy Agency. I am responsible for planning and implementing the IAEA’s water resources programme. The programme assists Member States in the sustainable management of all aspects of their water resources. Major activities include internationally coordinated research, global isotope monitoring, capacity building, and technical assistance to Member States to […]

Topic of speech: ''IAEA initiatives in achieving SDG 6 – Water Resource program actions''

Daria Shapovalova

Daria is a lecturer in energy law and the co-director of the Aberdeen University Centre for Energy Law. She joined the Law School as a lecturer in January 2017. Prior to that, Daria carried out PhD research at the University of Aberdeen. Daria’s main research interests are in energy, environmental law and human rights. Her […]

Topic of speech: ''Climate Impact Assessment and the Energy Transition: Managing the Supply Side of Fossil Fuels''

Ilona Przybojewska

PhD, associate professor at the Chair of Environmental Law, Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Doctor of legal sciences, attorney-at-law, associate professor in the Chair of Environmental Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Her research interests comprise in particular the environmental law and the […]

Topic of speech: ''Sustainable development and the EU climate law''

Stefano Fanetti

Research Associate in Comparative Private Law, Department of Law, Economics and Cultures University of Insubria, Como (Italy). PhD in Comparative Law and LL.M in Environmental Law, University of Milan. Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Law (with honors), University of Insubria. Research Fellow (2011-2020), Research Associate in Private Comparative Law (2020-now), University of Insubria. Holder of […]

Topic of speech: ''Adaptation to climate change: the latest trends in EU and Member States' policies and their impacts on property rights''

Hasrat Arjjumend

Dr., Postdoc (Montreal), PhD, MPhil, MSc, PGDEL, MA, MBA, Founder President & Programs Director, The Grassroots Institute, Canada, Senior Legal Research Fellow, Centre for International Sustainable Development, Canada, Executive & Managing Editor, Grassroots Journals, Canada. Dr. Hasrat Arjjumend is the Founder President & Programs Director of The Grassroots Institute, Montreal (Canada). He is also associated […]

Topic of speech: ''Evolution and Future of Natural Resources Law and Governance: A Global Perspective''

Gianfranco Tamburelli

Senior Researcher at the Institute of International Legal Studies (ISGI) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), PhD in International Law, Legal Advisor at the Department for the Planning and Coordination of Economic Policy of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Italy. He is expert in the fields of international Law, EU […]

Topic of speech: ''UN Agenda 2030 - Goal 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Environmental and Legal Aspects''

Renuka Thakore

Research Officer, PhD, Founder, Global Sustainable Futures Progress through Partnerships Network. Dr Renuka Thakore is the Founder of Global Sustainable Futures: Progress through Partnership Network, Research Officer and Tutor at the University College of Estate Management (UCEM). Parallel to this, she holds Lecturer roles at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Kingston University. These […]

John Jaime

PhD (Biotechnology), DES (Master of Demography), MPH (Master of Public Health-Environmental Health), BS-Biology. Tunghai University, International College, Sustainability Sc.&Eng (2017-Present); Researcher, Institute of Biotechnology – National Chung Hsing University, Institute of Biotechnology (2012-2016); Lecturer – China Medical University Hospital, Chinese Medicine Department (2005-2016); Researcher – Bond University, Health Sciences; Health Science Research and epidemiology of […]

Topic of speech: ''Delving into the legal ramifications to sustainable development from the IPCC 6th Assessment Report: AR6 Climate Change 2021''

Naeem Shahzad

Associate Professor, PhD, Head of Department. I have done PhD in Environmental Engineering and Post Graduate Certification in Disaster Management. My current research focuses on the environment and climate change, and I have led many Masters level research on related topics. Presently I am serving as Head of Department Water Resource Engineering & Disaster Management […]

Topic of speech: ''Mainstreaming Climate Change into Sustainable Development Planning (Pakistan)''

Isa Elegbede

Researcher and Director of research innovation and Development at Saeio Global. Isa Elegbede has a PhD on Environmental Sciences (Sustainability science) from the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Cottbus, Germany, a M.Sc. on Environmental and Resource Management (ERM) from the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Cottbus, Germany, a M.Sc. on Marine Sciences (Marine Pollution and […]

Topic of speech: ''How can sustainability initiatives and legal frameworks be used for marine resource management in the UN Decade of action?''

Craig Rothleitner

Director / Founder. Creator of world-first stormwater ‘at source’ treatment technology dedicated to the recovery of our contaminated urban water environments/oceans and using rainfall as a component of future water security.

Topic of speech: ''What will be the take of the Government for legal implications for stormwater infrastructure for accessibility and inclusiveness?''

Jose Luiz Esteves

Visiting Professor, Post-Doctoral Research in Innovation for Sustainable Organisations at PPAD da PUC PR/ Pontificia Universidade Católica do Paraná in Brazil; Professor of Business Administration at FAETEC/CETEP State College in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A short SD bio: Jose L Esteves, Prof. Dr., Climate Leader- Brazil; Former Information Centre Coordination at Global Forum 1992, Executive […]

Topic of speech: ''Why Local Governments failure to meet legal frameworks in Brazil''

Soudamini Desai

MSc Economics, Climate Ambassador at Climate interactive, Cambridge, USA. MSc In development economics from Symbiosis International university Pune. Climate Ambassador at Climate interactive under MIT initiative for Sustainability forum. Represented India in ‘Harvard college project for Asian and International relations’ and presented research findings on air pollution. Awarded as a Harvard Scholar for presenting research […]

Topic of speech: ''Is India Ready to Adopt Sweden's Waste Management System?''

Alok Panigrahi

Electrical Engineer and Sustainability Practitioner, Associate Manager (Operations) Adani Power Limited. Certified Energy Manager, Internal auditor for Integrated Management System and Sustainability Practitioner. 10+ years of diverse experience in the Energy-intensive energy sector in Commissioning, Operations and Auditing. Beyond being a professional, I am also an SDG Ambassador involved with the Nagrik Foundation lead SDG […]

Topic of speech: ''The effectiveness of SDGs in rendering protection to the environment at the international and national level''

Viacheslav Oleshchenko

Senior researcher of the department of problems of agrarian, land, environmental and space law, Director of the Research Center of Energy, Nuclear and Resource Law of the Koretsky Institute of State and Law of the NAS of Ukraine, candidate of geographical sciences, associate professor, honored lawyer of Ukraine, laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine […]

Topic of speech: ''State and prospects for improving the legal and institutional framework for sustainable development of Ukraine''

Daria Panfilova

Attorney, PhD in Law, Director Law Firm "Panfilova and Partners" Member of the Ukrainian National Bar Association Committee on Agrarian, land and environmental law, Member of the Ukrainian National Bar Association Committee on International law, junior researcher of the Department of legal support of the national innovation system’s functioning of the Scientific Research Institute of […]

Topic of speech: ''Artificial intelligence in the field of ecology approbation of positive European practices''

Olena Savchuk

PhD in Law, Associate Professor at the Law Department of the N.E. Zhukovsky National Aerospace University “Kharkov Aviation Institute. Assistant Professor at the Law Department of the N.E. Zhukovsky National Aerospace University “Kharkov Aviation Institute”. Holds a PhD in Law. Research interests include environmental law, including land law, natural resources law, constitutional law, economic law […]

Topic of speech: ''Environmental innovation - the key to climate neutrality''

Yevhen Khlobystov

Doctor of Economics, Professor, scientific research, mainly in the field of sustainable development, economics of environmental protection, is engaged since 1991, in the Council for the Study of Productive Forces of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine he rose from a graduate student to head of the department, since 2018 – professor of the […]

Olena Kovtun

Associate Professor of the Department of Criminal and Administrative Law of the Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine, PhD in Law, Associate Professor.

Topic of speech: ''Legal Protection of Biodiversity: Current Challenges and Prospects for Development (in the Context of Sustainable Development)''

Viacheslav Potapenko

Doctor of Economics, PhD in Geography, Senior Researcher, Master of Public Administration, Director of the Institute of Green Economy, which deals with the implementation of the methodology of sustainable development based on the green economy, the issues of regulatory support for the implementation of sustainable development policy in Ukraine, was the head of the expert […]

Vasyl Kostytsky

Prof. Vasyl Kostytsky is the President of the International Association of Medical Law, PhD (Doctor of Legal Sciences (Habilitated), full member of the National Academy of Law Sciences of Ukraine (academician), Full Professor of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, the Honorable Lawyer of Ukraine. He is one of the prominent public figures of […]

Topic of speech: ''The Ecological State in the Context of Institutional Provision for Sustainable Development: Concepts, Tasks and Functions''

Elina Pozniak

PhD in Law, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Environmental Law Department of the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University of Law. Elina Poznyak has been working at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University since 1994. In 2006 she received a degree of candidate of science in the specialty 12.00.06. “Land Law, Agrarian Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources […]

Topic of speech: ''Ecological and legal culture of sustainable development of Ukraine: political and legislative vectors''

Natalia Malysheva

Doctor of Law, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, Head of the Department of Agrarian, Land, Environmental and Space Law of the Koretsky Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Sphere of academic interests: national and international environmental law, national and international space law, […]

Topic of speech: ''New challenges to environmental law and prospects for overcoming them to ensure sustainable development''

Illia Karakash

Doctor of Law, Professor, Professor of Agrarian, Land and Ecological Law Department of the National University “Odessa Law Academy”, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine.

Topic of speech: ''Legal support for the implementation of the concept of sustainable environmental development in the context of the strategy of state environmental policy of Ukraine''

Pavlo Kuftyriev

PhD in Law, Managing Partner of the specialized environmental legal association “GRECO”, (Kiev).

Topic of speech: ''The first precedent of class action eco-suit in Ukraine: the legal position and prospects of development''

Olena Shompol

PhD in law, associate professor of the environmental law department of the Institute of Law of the Taras Shevchenko Kiev National University. Sphere of scientific interests: powers and activity of the state as a subject of national and international ecological legal relations; international environmental law; EU environmental law and problems of adaptation of environmental legislation […]

Topic of speech: ''The Modern State and Sustainable Development Environmental and Legal Basis''

Tetiana Kovalchuk

Head of the Department of Environmental Law of the Institute of Law of the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, PhD in Law, Associate Professor, Excellence in Education of Ukraine. Tetiana Kovalchuk has been working at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv since 1991. In 1996 she defended her thesis for the degree of candidate […]

Topic of speech: ''The policy of sustainable development in the environmental law of Ukraine''

Halyna Balyuk

Doctor of Law, Professor, Professor of the Environmental Law Department of the Institute of Law of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine. Distinguished Lawyer of Ukraine, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine, Excellence in Education of Ukraine. Halyna Balyuk has been working at the Taras Shevchenko […]

Topic of speech: ''The state in environmental legal relations''

Tetiana Shokha

PhD in Law, Associate Professor of the Environmental Law Department of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He is the author of scientific works on environmental law issues, including the author’s monograph “Legal Aspects of Environmental Insurance in Ukraine”. The sphere of scientific researches – environmental law, environmental safety law, legal regulation of environmental insurance, […]

Topic of speech: ''State and prospects of improvement of Ukrainian legislation on environmental insurance in the context of sustainable development''

Yuliia Vlasenko

PhD, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Environmental Law Department, Institute of Law, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Yuliia Vlasenko has a pedagogical experience of 13 years, of which 5 years as an associate professor of the Department of Environmental Law. She is the author of over 70 publications, including 5 co-authored monographs and 4 […]

Topic of speech: ''Legal Basis for Regional Environmental Policy in the Context of Sustainable Development''

Roman Kirin

Doctor of law, associate professor, leading researcher, State institution “V. K. Mamutov Institute of economic and legal research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine”, Kiev. Sphere of scientific and pedagogical activity and scientific research – environmental law, environmental safety law, mining and geological law. Author more than 400 scientific, educational and methodical works, […]

Topic of speech: ''Current environmental and legal aspects of sustainable development of the supra-sphere''

Oleksii Piddubnyi

Professor, Doctor of Law, Head of the Department of Civil and Business Law at the National University of Bioresources and Nature Management. Date and place of birth 23. 05. 1979, Kiev. Education Graduated from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev in 2001. Master of Law. Laureate of the Yaroslav Mudryi Prize of the National […]

Topic of speech: ''Legal Basis for Biosafety in the Modern Environment''


Yevhenii Suietnov

Head of the Department of Environmental Law at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, PhD in Law, Associate Professor. Research interests: environmental law and policy, international environmental law, European Union environmental law, law and policy in the field of natural resources use. He researches the implementation of the ecosystem approach in environmental policy, legislation and law […]


Ievgeniia Kopytsia

Phd, Associate Professor at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Ukraine), a research fellow at the University of Genoa, Italy, and a visiting academic at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Drawing on a background in environmental, energy and climate law, her current research takes a look at how to ensure net zero transition amid […]

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