Avosetta Group

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The Avosetta Group is a small informal group of lawyers whose main purpose is to further the development of environmental law in the European Union and its Member States. "Avosetta" is the Latin name of a rare bird which caused the European Court of Justice to establish far reaching principles of European nature protection law in the German Leybucht Case.

The latest meeting of the Avosetta Group was held in Bern on 12/13 May 2023 under the topic
"Green Cities". Recent issues in this context include inner-city mobility and transport, urban biodiversity
and heat management, urban densification as well as climate mitigation. The final report as well as
a collection of recent developments in climate change law and litigation can be found here.

The Avosetta Series publishes texts that present innovative discourse on European Environmental Law.
The most recent publication on "EU Biodiversity Law: Wild Birds and Habitats Directives" can be found at
Europa Law Publishing.

For opinions of the Avosetta Group please see here.