Online-Tagung Sustainability and Property Rights

Thursday, 17 June 2021


For much too long western societies have supported an image of the human race that has disassociated itself from nature with homo sapiens seeming to be at the top of the evolutionary tree and therefore with unlimited powers. This has encouraged the exploitation of natural resources and the extermination of many species, up to 58 000 every year. Scientists have proven, that we are already using the equivalent of 1.6 planets to provide for our resource use, with tendency to rise. The situation has become so dramatic, that over the last 70 years the planet’s resilience level has been eroded. It has lost its ability to support life, including present lives and that of future generations.

One root cause for the environmental problems of the Anthropocene is the comparative disconnect between conventional property law discourse and analysis and environmental matters. Therefore, the conference “Sustainability and Property Rights” draws attention to the intersection between property law and environmental law. In this context it covers the perspectives of two different jurisdictions, seeks to promote sustainability as a balancing principle and expounds requirements for a sustainable environmental protection.

Program on Thursday, 17 June 2021:


9.00 AM MEZ     

7.00 PM NZ  






9.15 AM MEZ
7.15 PM NZ




Property and Sustainability: Looking for
Common Ground
Prof. Dr. Klaus Bosselmann, University of Auckland


10.00 AM MEZ
8.00 PM NZ




Reviewing Property Rights to Meet
Ecological Challenges
Prof. Dr. Martin Kment, University of Augsburg


10.45 AM MEZ
8.45 PM NZ





Private Law Approaches to Encouraging
Sustainable Management of Land and
Natural Resources
Prof. David Grinlinton, University of Auckland


11.30 AM MEZ
9.30 PM NZ





12.00 AM MEZ
10.00 PM NZ




ESG and Sustainable Finance: The
European Perspective
Prof. Dr. Thomas Möllers, University of Augsburg


12.45 AM MEZ
10.45 PM NZ






Due Diligence and Due Regard as
Elements of the International Legal Duty
to Cooperate
Dr. Caroline Foster, University of Auckland



1.30 PM MEZ
11.30 PM NZ





Necessary Investment Protection as a
Condition for Sustainable Environmental
Prof. Dr. Matthias Rossi, University of Augsburg


2.15 PM MEZ
12.15 AM NZ


End of Conference




Please register online for your participation using our registration form.


Lehrstuhlinhaber | Fachdekan für Forschungsangelegenheiten
Prof. Dr. Martin Kment, LL. M. - Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht und Europarecht, Umweltrecht und Planungsrecht