European Environmental Law

European Environmental Law

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Suzanne Kingston
Cambridge University Press, 7/20/2017
EAN 9781107640443, ISBN10: 110764044X

Paperback, 562 pages, 24.6 x 18.9 x 3.2 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

EU Environmental Law is a critical, comprehensive and engaging account of the essential and emerging issues in European environmental law and regulation today. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, the book delivers a thematic and contextual treatment of the subject for those taking courses in environmental law, environmental studies, regulation and public policy, and government and international relations. Placing the key issues in context, EU Environmental Law takes an interdisciplinary and thematic approach to help students to better understand the implementation and enforcement of environmental law and policy across Europe. It offers an accessible overview, and links theory with practical applications that will allow students to contextualise the outcomes of legal rules and their impact on public and private behaviours. It provides a definitive account of the subject, examining traditional topics such as nature conservation law, waste law and water law, alongside increasingly important fields such as the law of climate change, environmental human rights law, and regulation of GMOs and nanotechnology.

1. The foundations of EU environmental law
history, aims and context
2. Actors and instruments
3. Principles in EU environmental law
4. Techniques of regulating the environment
5. Environmental rights in Europe
6. Public enforcement of EU environmental law
7. Private enforcement of EU environmental law
8. Climate change
9. Air pollution and industrial emissions
10. EU water law
11. Impact assessment
12. Nature and biodiversity protection
13. Technological risk regulation
chemicals, genetically modified organisms and nanotechnology
14. Waste.