EU Environmental Law

EU Environmental Law

by Geert Van Calster, Leonie Reins


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This highly accessible book gives readers a thorough and nuanced overview of European environmental law, covering on the basic framework and principles as well as substantive law. It provides much-needed insight into a crucial area of legal practice throughout the EU; at a time when environmental law in Member States is becoming ever less 'national' and EU regulation is growing in scope and importance. The book provides state-of-the-art insights into key pieces of legislation and topical developments in various areas of environmental regulation.

The first part offers a succinct overview of the framework of European environmental law and the fundamental principles that govern it. This part covers the creation, implementation and enforcement of environmental regulations and includes dedicated chapters on in particular environmental impact assessment and environmental liability. The chapters in the second part offer in-depth analysis of the substantive law in key areas, including biodiversity, air quality, waste and chemicals regulation, and climate change.

European environmental regulation is becoming more complex and interrelated, making it a crucial field of study for European law graduates and an area of increasing exposure to the legal profession and in industry. This much-needed book combines detailed legal analysis with a concise and accessible style, making it an ideal companion for students, academics and professionals alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788119443
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 02/23/2018
Series: Elgar European Law Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Geert Van Calster, University of Leuven, Belgium and practising member of the Belgian Bar and Leonie Reins, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Table of Contents

Contents: 1. Setting the context PART I BASICS/FRAMEWORK OF EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 2. Principles of European Environmental Law 3. Environmental law making in the EU 4: Implementation and enforcement 5. Public Participatory Rights 6. Additional tools in implementing European Environmental Law 7. Environmental and Strategic Impact Assessments 8. Environmental Liability and Environmental Crime 9. State Aid and Competition Law PART II SUBSTANTIVE LEGISLATION 10. Biodiversity and Nature Conservation 11. Water protection legislation and policy 12. Noise pollution legislation and policy 13. Air pollution legislation and policy 14. Climate Change legislation and policy 15. Waste legislation and policy 16. Chemicals legislation and policy 17. Trade and the Environment Index

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