The consequences of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species in non-native ecosystems is an area of growing interest for international policymakers and regulators. Globalisation has increased the rate and magnitude of biological invasions, resulting in huge environmental, economic and social costs. Until recently, the effectiveness of international efforts to provide a coordinated response to the threat of alien invasions have been limited. This book considers the existing Multilateral Environmental Agreements and looks at the potential role of regional environmental governance, particularly in consideration of the adoption of the European Parliament and Council regulation 1143/2014 on the management and control of invasive species, to provide an effective response to this global threat.
1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS
2. GAPS IN THE GLOBAL LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND THE REGIONAL ALTERNATIVE
3. THE EUROPEAN UNION AS A CASE OF REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE
4. EU REGULATION 1143/2014: GENESIS, ADOPTION AND IMPLEMENTATION. AN ASSESSMENT