EU environmental law, governance and decision-making, 2nd edition

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Publication Date 2014
ISBN 978-1-84946-421-5
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This book examines a number of areas of substantive EU environmental law, focusing on the striking preoccupation of EU environmental law with the structure of decision-making. It highlights the observation that environmental protection and environmental decision-making depend intimately on both detailed, specialised information about the physical state of the world, and on political judgments about values and priorities. It also explores the elaborate mechanisms that attempt to bring these distinctive decision-making resources into EU environmental law in areas including industrial pollution, chemicals regulation, environmental assessment and climate change.


1. The Treaties and the Environment
2. EU Environmental Decision-Making: Experts, Politics and Institutions
3. Sustainable Development
4. Instruments and Governance I: Setting the Scene
5. Instruments and Governance II: The Direct Regulation of Industrial Pollution
6. Instruments and Governance III: Climate Change
7. Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in the Member States: Environmental Assessment
8. Participation in Environmental Decision-Making at the EU Level
9. Authorising Products in the Internal Market: The Regulation of Chemicals in the EU
10. After Authorisation in the Internal Market: GMOs and National Autonomy
11. Conclusions

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