Professor Dr. Ludwig Krämer, one of the leading experts on environmental law and policy in the European Union, is currently senior counsel of Client Earth and head of the EU’s Aarhus Centre where he is instrumental in promoting access to information and rights of participation. Dr. Krämer was a judge at the Landgericht Kiel (1969- 2004). He joined the European Commission in 1972, serving in a series of senior legal positions until his retirement in 2004 with the distinction of being the longest serving official of the European Commission in the field of environmental protection.