Dr Gernot-Rüdiger Engel studied law in Göttingen (Germany) and obtained his doctorate on ‘Sustainability of Environmental Management Systems’. He is the co-editor of the magazine on immission control law and emissions trading ‘Zeitschrift für Immissionsschutzrecht und Emissionshandel - I + E’. He is also a founding member and member of the supervisory board of the Association IZD (Industrie. Zukunft. Deutschland). He advises on all environmental issues (climate protection law, emissions trading and German Renewable Energy Act (EEG), immission control law, water and waste law and environmental compliance).