Eléonore Maitre-Ekern

Postdoctor (Visiting Fellow in Geneva until December 2021) - Department of Private Law
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Background

Eléonore Maitre-Ekern, Dr. juris, is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Private Law, University of Oslo with the ‘Futuring Nordic Sustainable Business Models’ (Futuring Nordics) project. Her postdoctoral research aims to explore the sustainability of the circular economy and to develop the policy and legal framework to enable and promote sustainable circular business models in the Nordic countries. One of the main models that the research will focus on is that of maintenance and repair.

She is also involved in a UiO:Energy Thematic Research Groups (TRG), entitled ‘Circular Energy for a Sustainable Circular Economy: Exploring design, maintenance, and repair as energy conservation strategies’ (Circular Energy).

Before starting her postdoctoral position, Eléonore joined the SMART project and developed reform proposals for the circular economy that were presented to the European Commission as part of the final SMART conference that took place in Brussels in February 2020.

Eléonore’s PhD research, which she conducted at the Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo, explored the basis for a legal framework for the circular economy that can guarantee a sustainable future for humanity; one in which products contribute to social and economic prosperity without threatening the nine planetary boundaries that form the safe space in which humanity can prosper. The thesis is entitled ‘Towards a Circular Economy for Products: A legal analysis of Europe’s policy and regulatory framework from an ecological perspective’. She successfully defended her PhD thesis on 1st November 2019.

She graduated in Law from the University of Geneva (2005) and holds a Master in European Law from the College of Europe (2007). After some work experience notably at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and at ClientEarth, an environmental lawyers’ organisation based in Brussels, she joined the University of Oslo in 2012.

Eléonore is a member of the Companies, Markets and Sustainability research group. She is one of the editors of the International and Comparative Corporate Law Journal (ICCLJ), and of the series of blogs, Blogging for Sustainability.

She is currently a visiting fellow at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva.

Special fields

  • Circular economy
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable business models
  • Sustainable consumption
  • EU law
  • Environmental law
  • Product policy
  • Consumer law
  • Repair

Publications

  • Svensson-Hoglund, Sahra; Richter, Jessika Luth; Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore; Russell, Jennifer D.; Pihlajarinne, Taina & Dalhammar, Carl (2021). Barriers, enablers and market governance: A review of the policy landscape for repair of consumer electronics in the EU and the U.S. Journal of Cleaner Production. ISSN 0959-6526. 288, p. 1–18. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.125488.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2021). Re-thinking producer responsibility for a sustainable circular economy from extended producer responsibility to pre-market producer responsibility. Journal of Cleaner Production. ISSN 0959-6526. 286, p. 1–11. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.125454.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore & Dalhammar, Carl (2019). A Scandinavian Perspective on the Role of Consumers in the Circular Economy. In Terryn, Evelyn & Keirsbilck, Bert (Ed.), Consumer Protection in a Circular Economy. Intersentia. ISSN 9781780686578. p. 201–224.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore & Dalhammar, Carl (2019). Towards a hierarchy of consumption behaviour in the circular economy. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law (MJ). ISSN 1023-263X. 26(3), p. 394–420. doi: 10.1177/1023263X19840943.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore; Bugge, Hans Christian & Dalhammar, Carl (2018). Present and future challenges for Europe's environmental product policy. In Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore; Dalhammar, Carl & Bugge, Hans Christian (Ed.), Preventing Environmental Damage from Products An Analysis of the Policy and Regulatory Framework in Europe. Cambridge University Press. ISSN 9781108422444. p. 337–349. doi: 10.1017/9781108500128.013.
  • Bugge, Hans Christian; Dalhammar, Carl & Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2018). Developing Legislation to Prevent Environmental Damage from Products: A Herculean but Necessary Task. In Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore; Dalhammar, Carl & Bugge, Hans Christian (Ed.), Preventing Environmental Damage from Products An Analysis of the Policy and Regulatory Framework in Europe. Cambridge University Press. ISSN 9781108422444. p. 1–20. doi: 10.1017/9781108500128.001.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2018). Exploring the spaceship Earth: a circular economy for products. In Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore; Dalhammar, Carl & Bugge, Hans Christian (Ed.), Preventing Environmental Damage from Products An Analysis of the Policy and Regulatory Framework in Europe. Cambridge University Press. ISSN 9781108422444. p. 23–56.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2017). The Choice of Regulatory Instruments for a Circular Economy. In Mathis, Klaus & Huber, Bruce R. (Ed.), Environmental Law and Economics. Springer. ISSN 978-3-319-50931-0. p. 305–334.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore & Dalhammar, Carl (2016). Regulating Planned Obsolescence: A Review of Legal Approaches to Increase Product Durability and Reparability in Europe. Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law. ISSN 2050-0386. 25(3), p. 378–394. doi: 10.1111/reel.12182.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2015). Towards an integrated product regulatory framework based on life-cycle thinking. In Sjåfjell, Beate & Wiesbrock, Anja (Ed.), The Greening of European Business under EU Law. Taking Article 11 TFEU Seriously. Routledge. ISSN 978-1-13-801956-0. p. 144–162.

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  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore; Dalhammar, Carl & Bugge, Hans Christian (2018). Preventing Environmental Damage from Products An Analysis of the Policy and Regulatory Framework in Europe. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108422444. 362 p.

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  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2020). Regulating the Circular Economy.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2020). Towards a sustainable circular economy.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2019). Taking products out of waste law: A (new) legal framework for the Circular Economy.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2019). Reform proposals for the Circular Economy.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2019). Enabling sustainable consumption: A legal perspective.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2018). Hva skjer med forbrukspolitikk i EU og Norge?
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2018). Consumers in the Circular Economy.
  • Svensson, Sahra; Richter, Jessika Luth; Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore; Pihlajarinne, Taina; Maigret, Aline & Dalhammar, Carl (2018). The emerging 'Right to repair' legislation in the EU and the U.S. .
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2018). The role of consumers in the Circular Economy.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore & Dalhammar, Carl (2018). The role of consumers in the Circular Economy. A Scandinavian Perspective.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2016). Incentives and the choice of instruments for preventing environmental damages from products.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2016). The Choice of Regulatory Instruments for a Circular Economy.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2016). Regulating planned obsolescence: A review of legal approaches to trigger product durability in Europe.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2015). Preventing environmental effects of products: A life cycle and market-oriented approach in European environmental law.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2015). A market-oriented approach to environmental damages .
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2015). Preventing environmental effects of products: A life cycle and market-oriented approach in European environmental law.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2015). Looking for incentives in the Ecodesign Directive.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2013). Creating a Coherent Environmental Protection in European Union Law? An Analysis of Life Cycle Thinking in Product Regulation.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2012). Resolving problems of fragmentation of environmental protection in European Union law? An analysis of life-cycle thinking in product regulation.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore; Taylor, Mark Beaumont & van der Velden, Maja (2020). Towards a Sustainable Circular Economy: SMART Reform Proposals. University of Oslo.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2019). Towards a Circular Economy for Products: A legal analysis of Europe’s policy and regulatory framework from an ecological perspective. Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. ISSN 1890-2375. Full text in Research Archive

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