Rethinking Property Approaches in Resources for the Circular Economy

A one-day conference sponsored by the Society of Legal Scholars

Friday 21 June 2019

Coventry University, Coventry, UK

Faced with constrained resources and the needs for sustainable models of growth, there are growing calls to transition to ‘circular economies’ in which resource and waste streams are reused, recycled, or recovered instead of sent to landfill or incinerated in order to achieve both economic prosperity and environmental protection. The challenge lies in operationalising such transitions. Property rights in resources and waste are one key influential component that can facilitate these by influencing resource and waste management.

Dr Katrien Steenmans (Coventry Law School and Centre for Business in Society), Prof Alison Clarke, and Prof Rosalind Malcolm (both University of Surrey School of Law and the Environmental Regulatory Research Group) are therefore delighted to host the Society of Legal Scholars-sponsored one-day conference entitled 'Rethinking Approaches in Resources for the Circular Economy'.