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Diploma in Environmental Law and Planning – the future is green
Following the hugely successfully MOOC in Environmental Law and Climate Change, with over 4,000 participants from 50 countries, the Diploma Centre is delighted to open applications for the Diploma in Environmental and Planning Law, which was last delivered in 2017.
 
Starting on 5 October 2021, this course aims to provide a comprehensive practical overview of the current legislative framework in the environmental and planning realms. The overall objective is to assist practitioners in determining what planning and environmental legislation applies and what the exposure is for clients arising from this. 
 
On completion of this programme, participants will be able to:
•Demonstrate a clear understanding of the overall structure of environmental and planning law in Ireland and the role of the organisations entrusted with overseeing the implementation of same;
•Describe specific areas of environmental law such as waste management law, climate change, and air and noise pollution;
•Explain the planning application procedure, the determination of a planning application and the appeals process, and the impact that environmental law has on planning;
•Illustrate the legislative framework and regulation of planning law in Ireland;
•Analyse litigation in the area in light of recent judicial decisions. 
 
Applications are encouraged from solicitors working in the areas of conveyancing and planning and environmental law, trainee solicitors and students seeking to expand their knowledge on the area of study, Barristers who practice in the area of environmental law, civil servants and those working within a local authority in environmental and planning departments and other suitably qualified professionals.
For further information or to apply, please contact Programme Leader, Liam Dunne, 
Solicitor at L.Dunne@lawsociety.ie. 
 
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