An essential text for practitioners and academics who need to research,
interpret and apply principles of environmental law.
- Explains the development and sources of EU environmental law, the relevant EU organisations, the different types of instruments and decision-making procedures.
- Examines the relationship between the powers of the EU and those of the Member States, and looks at the obligations of Member States to implement EU law.
- Discusses horizontal measures, including access to environmental information, participation in decision-making, access to justice at both national and European levels, funding, planning and land use, industrial installations, environmental liability, and taxes and charges.
- Discusses the state of the law in specific areas, such as biodiversity and nature conservation, products, water protection, air pollution, climate change and ozone depletion, and waste.
- Covers the legal aspects of integrating environmental requirements into other sectoral polices, such as agriculture, fishery, transport, energy, trade and tourism.
- Provides new and updated coverage, including on the 7th Environmental Action Programme, foreign environmental policy, Trans-European networks, human rights and the environment, enforcement, and coverage of around 150 new judgments of the ECJ.