Environmental Law & Governance

Silvia Schütte

Deputy Head of Division

Special Expertise

Research focus: National and European environmental law


  • Environmental and planning law
  • Participation

Key Projects

  • Legal basis for the site agreement in the site selection procedure (REST)
  • Support of BASE in the process analysis of the site selection procedure (PaSta)
  • Analysis of the enforcement status of the 2nd FlugLSV (Aircraft Noise Protection Regulation)
  • Analysis of legal and administrative aspects of road traffic noise
  • Evaluation of public participation – Improving planning and approval of  environmentally-relevant projects through participation of citizens and environmental organisations

Professional Training and Career

  • Since 2010 Researcher at the Öko-Institut, Environmental and Governance Devision
  • 2008-2009 Researcher at the Free University Berlin, Constitutional and European Law
  • 2005-2007 Researcher at the Headquarter BUND e.V. (Friends of the Earth Germany), Berlin, Aarhus Convention: Translation in Germany
  • Since 2005: Accreditation as advocate
  • From 2002-2005 Postgraduate civil service training, including stations at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, Fritze Paul Seelig law firm, Frankfurt
  • From 1996-2002 Undergraduate Studies in Jurisprudence in Frankfurt, passed the First State Examination for entry to the legal profession

Language Skills



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