LimnoPlast Project: Governance of Microplastics – The Role of Regulation – Kai Purnhagen at the #microplastinar_9



Online via Zoom, 06.00-07.30 pm (CET)


March 10, 2021


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In #microplastinar_9, we are welcoming Prof. Dr. Kai Purnhagen. He will discuss the subject: “Governance of microplastics – role of regulation”.

The #microplastinar webinar series is co-organized by HHL within the LimnoPlast Project.
The EU-founded research project “LimnoPlast – Microplastics in Europe’s freshwater ecosystems: From sources to solutions” tries to meet the new environmental challenge of microplastic pollution by putting together an international research network consisting of environmental, technical, and social scientists. HHL is one of the few European universities working at this research project, thanks to the team composed by Prof. Dr. Liv Jaeckel, (Chair of “Law of Economic Regulation), Prof. Dr. Tobias Dauth (Chair of “International Management”) and Giorgia Carratta (Research associate and PhD student). The ultimate scope of HHL’s contribution to the project is to identify potential regulatory gaps, design new legal tools, and promote innovative governance strategies to address the emerging issue of microplastics.

Prof. Dr. Kai Purnhagen
Kai Purnhagen is a Professor of Food Law at the University of Bayreuth, Campus Kulmbach. Holding the first professorship in food law in Germany. He heads the Chair of Food Law and is Director of the Research Unit on German and European Food Law. His works concern EU Law, International Economic Law and the interdisciplinary analysis of law. He is currently working on law and regulation of food innovation, the legal impacts of the EU’s farm to fork strategy and risk/benefit regulation.

#microplastinar series
This interactive webinar series, wich is co-organized by HHL within the EU-funded LimnoPlast Project, takes a closer look at the wicked problem of plastic pollution and microplastics. Our speakers are experts in plastic pollution and have diverse backgrounds in academia, policy making, civil society and beyond. They will provide unique perspectives on the causes and impacts of the problem and discuss solutions.
The webinar series is free of charge. The event language is English.

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