Eléonore Maitre-Ekern

Postdoctoral Fellow - 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. She is currently working as part of the ‘Futuring Nordic Sustainable Business Models’ (Futuring Nordics) project. 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), which is to be launched in January 2021.

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.

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 also the editorial assistant of the International and Comparative Corporate Law Journal (ICCLJ), and one the editors of the series of blogs, Blogging for Sustainability.

Eléonore is also the co-editor, together with Beate Sjåfjell and Jukka Mähönen, of a Special Issue of Sustainability entitled ‘Circular Economy and Corporate Sustainability’. Deadline for manuscript submissions is 31 May 2021.

Special fields

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

 

Publications

  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore & Dalhammar, Carl (2019). A Scandinavian Perspective on the Role of Consumers in the Circular Economy, In Evelyn Terryn & Bert Keirsbilck (ed.),  Consumer Protection in a Circular Economy.  Intersentia.  ISBN 9781780686578.  12.  s 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), s 394- 420 . doi: 10.1177/1023263X19840943 Show summary
  • Bugge, Hans Christian; Dalhammar, Carl & Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2018). Developing Legislation to Prevent Environmental Damage from Products: A Herculean but Necessary Task, In Eléonore Maitre-Ekern; Carl Dalhammar & Hans Christian Bugge (ed.),  Preventing Environmental Damage from Products An Analysis of the Policy and Regulatory Framework in Europe.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781108422444.  1.  s 1 - 20
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2018). Exploring the spaceship Earth: a circular economy for products, In Eléonore Maitre-Ekern; Carl Dalhammar & Hans Christian Bugge (ed.),  Preventing Environmental Damage from Products An Analysis of the Policy and Regulatory Framework in Europe.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781108422444.  2.  s 23 - 56
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore; Bugge, Hans Christian & Dalhammar, Carl (2018). Present and future challenges for Europe's environmental product policy, In Eléonore Maitre-Ekern; Carl Dalhammar & Hans Christian Bugge (ed.),  Preventing Environmental Damage from Products An Analysis of the Policy and Regulatory Framework in Europe.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781108422444.  13.  s 337 - 349
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2017). The Choice of Regulatory Instruments for a Circular Economy, In Klaus Mathis & Bruce R. Huber (ed.),  Environmental Law and Economics.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-50931-0.  The Choice of Regulatory Instruments for a Circular Economy.  s 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), s 378- 394 . doi: 10.1111/reel.12182
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2015). Towards an integrated product regulatory framework based on life-cycle thinking, In Beate Sjåfjell & Anja Wiesbrock (ed.),  The Greening of European Business under EU Law. Taking Article 11 TFEU Seriously.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-13-801956-0.  8.  s 144 - 162

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

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  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2020). Regulating the Circular Economy.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2020). Towards a sustainable circular economy.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore; Taylor, Mark Beaumont & van der Velden, Maja (2020). Towards a Sustainable Circular Economy: SMART Reform Proposals. Show summary
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2019). Enabling sustainable consumption: A legal perspective.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2019). Reform proposals for the Circular Economy.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2019). Taking products out of waste law: A (new) legal framework for the Circular Economy.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2019). Towards a Circular Economy for Products: A legal analysis of Europe’s policy and regulatory framework from an ecological perspective. Doktoravhandlinger forsvart ved Det juridiske fakultet, Universitetet i Oslo. 144. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2018). Consumers in the Circular Economy.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2018). Hva skjer med forbrukspolitikk i EU og Norge?.
  • 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.
  • 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 (2016). Incentives and the choice of instruments for preventing environmental damages from products.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2016). Regulating planned obsolescence: A review of legal approaches to trigger product durability in Europe.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2016). The Choice of Regulatory Instruments for a Circular Economy.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2015). A market-oriented approach to environmental damages.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2015). Looking for incentives in the Ecodesign Directive.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2015). Preventing environmental effects of products: A life cycle and market-oriented approach in European environmental law.
  • Maitre-Ekern, Eléonore (2015). Preventing environmental effects of products: A life cycle and market-oriented approach in European environmental law.
  • 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.

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Published Jan. 20, 2020 11:37 AM - Last modified Sep. 18, 2020 10:07 AM