A Guide to EU Environmental Law

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Univ of California Press, Oct 27, 2020 - Law - 296 pages

Written by two internationally respected scholars, this unique primer distills European Union environmental law and policy into a practical guide for a nonlegal audience, as well as for lawyers trained in other jurisdictions. The first part explains the basics of the European legal system, including key actors, types of laws, and regulatory instruments. The second part describes the EU’s overarching legal strategies for environmental management and delves into how the EU addresses the specific environmental issues of pollution, ecosystem management, and climate change. Chapters include summaries of key concepts and discussion questions, as well as informative "spotlights" offering brief overviews of topics. With a highly accessible structure and useful illustrative features, A Guide to EU Environmental Law provides a long-overdue synthetic resource on EU environmental law for students and for anyone working in environmental policy or environmental science.

 

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Contents

Regulating Environmental Impacts
6
Distribution of Environmental Impacts in the EU
8
The Role of Agencies in the EU
17
Key Actors
18
Private Enforcement in EU Environmental Law
24
Types of
37
Regulatory Instruments
61
The Internal Market and EU Environmental Law
79
SingleUse Plastics
139
Euratom
144
Ecosystem Management
156
Convention on Biological Diversity
165
Natura 2000 Network
172
Environmental Impact Assessments
179
Climate Change
193
Climate Science
195

Impact Assessments
86
Pollution Control
92
Key Air Pollutants Regulated under EU Law
103
The OzoneDepleting Substances Regulation
107
Water Quality Standards in the Water Framework Directive WFD
117
Bathing Water
118
Right2Water and European Citizens Initiatives
120
The Doomed Soil Framework Directive
125
Soil Sealing
127
Defining Waste
138
Key Challenges in Climate Change Policy
197
Member State and Local Climate Change Policies
208
Discounting
211
Emissions Trading
215
Gases and Industries Regulated by the EU ETS
218
Carbon Leakage
220
Energy Union
225
Conclusions
245
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Josephine van Zeben is Professor of Law and Chairholder of the Law Group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

Arden Rowell is Professor of Law at the University of Illinois.

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