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EU Environmental Law

EU Environmental Law
8th Edition, University Edition
ISBN:  9780414056046
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  24 Jun 2016
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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EU ENVIRONMENTAL LAW provides a detailed insight into the subject by an author with 30 years’ experience of working within the European Commission.

This book explains the origins and sources of EU environmental law and the organisations involved in the law-making process. It details the various legal, political and practical instruments that may be used and the relevant procedures.

It also examines the relationship between the powers and obligations of EU institutions and those of Member States, including the transposition and application of EU law and sanctions for non-application.

New to this edition:

  • Completely updated to reflect around 150 new judgments of the European Court of Justice and recent legislative developments.
  • Expanded coverage of the 7th Environmental Action Programme and of external environmental policy.
  • Looks in more detail at areas such as Trans-European Networks, human rights and the environment, and enforcement.


  • Objectives, Principles and Conditions
  • Actors, Instruments, Decision-making Procedures
  • Union Powers and Member State Powers
  • Horizontal Measures
  • Biodiversity and Nature Conservation
  • Products
  • Water Protection
  • Air Pollution and Noise
  • Climate Change and Ozone Depletion
  • Waste
  • Legal Aspects of Integrating Environmental Requirements
  • Implementation
  • EC Environmental Law and Policy


Professor Ludwig Krämer LL.D. is Visiting Professor at University College London
(UCL). He was formerly Head of the Unit for Enforcement of EU environmental law
and of the Unit on Governance in DG Environment of the European Commission.
He also taught European environmental law at the College of Europe in Bruges and
the University of Ghent, and was Honorary Professor at the universities of Bremen
and Copenhagen.
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