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EU Environmental Law

EU Environmental Law
8th Edition
Practice Area:  Environmental Law
ISBN:  9780414050259
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  22 Oct 2015
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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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.


  • 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
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