Satisfying Consumption: Trade and the Environment
Thursday, 9th April 2015 • Cass Business School, London

Consumption and trade continue to increase, creating unprecedented environmental challenges. The controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated behind closed doors threatens to hand more power to corporations and lower regulatory standards between the EU and the US, at untold environmental cost. As we enter a new era of trade, do we know the full implications of our actions?

Join us at the 9th Annual PIEL Conference for an engaging day of panels, distinguished speakers and networking opportunities organised by a Committee of environmental law students from London universities.

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Alan Bates

Alan Bates

Monckton Chambers

Alan specialises in EU, Competition, and Public Law.  Many of his public law cases involve the interpretation and application of EU legislation in the context of economic regulation.  He is the author of chapters in two leading practitioner texts dealing with the application of the EU State Aid rules.  Alan ...
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Shruti Suresh

Environmental Investigations Agency

Shruti Suresh is a wildlife campaigner at the Environmental Investigations Agency. She works mainly on issues concerning international law, illegal trade in wildlife, environmental crime and enforcement. Prior to joining EIA, Shruti worked in a public interest law firm in Washington D.C. renowned for pioneering ...
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Emanuel Adam

BritishAmerican Business

Emanuel is a Policy and Public Affairs Manager at BritishAmerican Business (BAB) in London. BritishAmerican Business is the leading transatlantic business organization, with more than 500 member companies in New York and London. It incorporates the former British American Chamber of Commerce (New York/London) and ...
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Professor Nicolas de Sadeleer

Saint Louis University Brussels

Professor Nicolas de Sadeleer is a full-time Professor of Environmental Law at Saint Louis University, Brussels, and a guest professor at UCL. He is also a legal advisor to Client Earth. Being based in Brussels, Professor de Sadeleer plays an active part in debates on EU legal and institutional issues. He is the ...
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Samuel Lowe

Samuel Lowe

Friends of the Earth

Sam is the lead campaigner and spokesperson on trade issues for Friends of the Earth. As one of the central figures in the UK civil society movement against TTIP he has participated in public debates with MPs/MEPs and provided expert witness to the Parliamentary Environmental Audit Select Committee on the ...
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Professor William Howarth

Kent Law School

We welcome Professor William Howarth, who will chair this 9th Annual PIEL UK Conference. William Howarth is Professor of Environmental Law at Kent Law School and co-convenor of its LLM programmes in Environmental Law and Policy, and International Environmental Law. Among other editorial work, he is editor of the ...
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Piotr Barczak

Piotr Barczak

European Environmental Bureau

Piotr Barczak is a Policy Officer for Waste at the European Environmental Bureau. He was born in Poland in 1984. Having studied in Poznan and Bremen, Piotr holds a Masters degree in Geography with a specialisation in Spatial Management and Regional Development. He also has a diploma in Community Based Adaptation ...
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Margaret Bates

Professor Margaret Bates

University of Northampton

Margaret Bates is a Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management at the University of Northampton. She has been involved in wastes management for 25 years and undertook her PhD on landfill microbiology. She is a Chartered Waste Manager, an International Wastes Manager and a Chartered Environmentalist. Margaret is ...
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