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WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2022

19h00

CITY WALKABOUT & DINNER (optional; for own account)
Meet in front of Harmony Building (Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat 26)

THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2022

08h30 – 09h00

Registration
Venue: Van Swinderen Huys, Oude Boteringestraat 19, Groningen

OPENING

Welcome & Introduction

09h00 – 09h15

Introductions & Housekeeping: Prof Björn Hoops (University of Groningen/Turin)
Welcome: Prof Wilbert Kolkman (Dean of Law Faculty: University of Groningen)

Group 1

Expropriation and Regulation for Renewable Energy
Chair: Prof Hanri Mostert (University of Cape Town)

09h15 – 09h55

Speaker: Dr Tina Kotzé (Stellenbosch University)
Topic: Combatting the climate and electricity crisis in South Africa: Private property rights and the establishment of renewable energy plants

Speakers: Profs Sjur K Dyrkolbotn & Børge Aadland
(Western Norway University of Applied Sciences)
Topic: Property rights, regulation, and expropriation for renewable energy in Norway

09h55 – 10h15

Discussion

10h15 – 10h30

TEA

Group 2

Planning Instruments for Climate Action
Chair: Prof Jacques Sluysmans (Radboud University Nijmegen)

10h30 – 11h10

Speakers: Dr Marie Fournier, Dr Maylis Desrousseaux & Dr Elisabeth Botrel (Geomatics engineering and land tenure laboratory (GeF), National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, Le Mans, France)
Topic:
Expropriation as a last resort: is climate change modifying the game? The case of coastal risk management in France

Speaker: Prof Rachelle Alterman (Technion Israel Institute of Technology)
Topic: Compensation for “regulatory takings” and capacity to meet climate challenges: A cross-national perspective

11h10 – 11h30

Discussion

Group 3

Conservation and Restoration in Property Law
Chair: Dr Ernst Marais (University of Johannesburg)

11h30 – 12h30

Speaker: Dr Liz Alden Wily (Van Vollenhoven Institute, Leiden)
Topic: Land Rights & Wrongs: Rethinking Expropriation for Protected Areas

Speaker: Prof Yifat Holzman-Gazit (The Haim Striks School of Law)
Topic: Private Trees, Climate Change and Regulatory Takings

Speaker: Julie Hassman (University of Cape Town)
Topic: Expropriation's Afterlives: Abandoned Infrastructure, Toxic Ruins, and the Public Interest

12h30 – 13h00

Discussion

13h00 – 14h00

LUNCH
Group 4

Regulatory Climate-Obligations and their Boundaries
Chair: Prof Björn Hoops (University of Turin / University of Groningen)

14h00 – 15h20

Speaker: Prof Dorothy Gruyaert (University of Leuven)
Topic:
The positive obligation to renovate: a Flemish example of the change in ownership regulations

Speakers: Profs Dana Alexandru & Cristina Onet (University of Sibiu)
Topic: The framing of climate change discourse and policy: Resilience and vulnerability in Romanian wave of building renovation

Speakers: Prof Thomas C. Lundmark (University of Hull)
Topic:
Takings for Climate, Justice, and Resilience in Germany

Speaker: Prof Rachelle Alterman (Technion Israel Institute of Technology)
Topic: Compensation for “regulatory takings” and capacity to meet climate challenges: A cross-national perspective

15h20 – 16h00

Discussion

16h00 – 16h30

TEA

Group 5

Article 1 First Protocol to the ECHR and Climate Protection
Chair:
Prof Magdalena Habdas (University of Silesia)

16h30 – 17h10

Speaker: Prof Vidir Petersen (University of Iceland)
Topic:
Climate change and the social function of property – a human flourishing reading of Article 1 of Protocol No 1 to the European Convention on Human Rights

Speakers: Ignatius Yordan Nugraha & Harriet Kennedy (University of Hasselt)
Topic: Procedural Review, the Right to Property and Climate Change Expropriation: Quo Vadis?

17h10 – 17h30

Discussion

19h00

Conference Dinner at Prinsenhof, Martinikerkhof 23, Groningen

FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2022

Group 6

State Interventions in Complex Ownership Situations
Chair: Prof Leon Verstappen (University of Groningen)

09h00 – 09h40

Speaker: Prof Frankie McCarthy (University of Glasgow & Scottish Law Commission)
Topic: Making Scottish Apartment Law Sustainable: an A1P1 Analysis

Speaker: Prof Miriam Anderson (University of Barcelona)
Topic: Facilitating Climate-Friendly Improvements in Condominiums:
Recent Developments in Spanish and Catalan Law

09h40 – 10h00

Discussion

10h00 – 10h15

TEA
Group 7 Property Theory
Chair:
Prof Bram Akkermans (Maastricht University)

10h15 – 11h35

Speaker: Prof Ann Davis (Marist College)
Topic: Rethinking Property Rights in the Era of Climate Change

Speaker: Dr Rachael Walsh (Trinity College Dublin)
Topic: Constitutional Property Rights and Climate Protection: Assessing the Potential for Resilient Property Law

Speakers: Prof Shai Stern (Bar-Ilan University)
Topic: Red, Yellow & Green: The Traffic Light Model for Regulating Private Property in the Face of Environmental Challenge

Speakers: Dr Richard Cramer & Prof Hanri Mostert (University of Cape Town)
Topic: The Duty of the State to Expropriate Property that has Accrued a Negative Value due to Climate Change

Speakers: Prof Leon Verstappen (University of Groningen)
Topic: Climate Change as an Emergency and Expropriation Law

11h35 – 12h00

Discussion

12h00 – 12h20

Summary of papers:
Prof Magdalena Habdas (University of Silesia), Prof Björn Hoops (University of Groningen/Turin), Dr Ernst Marais (University of Johannesburg), Prof Hanri Mostert (University of Cape Town), Prof Jacques Sluysmans (Radboud University Nijmegen) & Prof Leon Verstappen (University of Groningen)
12h20 – 12h30

Closing:
Prof Björn Hoops (University of Groningen/Turin)

12h30 – 13h30

FAREWELL LUNCH

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