This second and fully revised edition brings together some of the most influential work on the theory and practice of contemporary EU environmental policy. Comprising five comprehensive parts, it includes in-depth case studies of contemporary policy issues such as climate change, genetically modified organisms and trans-Atlantic relations, as well as an assessment of how well the EU is responding to new challenges such as enlargement, environmental policy integration and sustainability. The book's aim is to look forward and ask whether the EU is prepared or even able to respond to the 'new' governance challenges posed by the perceived need to use 'new' policy instruments and processes to 'mainstream' environmental thinking in all EU policy sectors.
'A skilfully assembled collection.' Environmental Politics '[A] seminal work.' European Environment 'A stimulating volume that undoubtedly succeeds in meeting its objectives.' Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 'This is an excellent overview. It provides a good history of environmental policy and sound analysis of key actors and processes … It will act as a great reference work for teachers and higher education students.? British Ecological Society 'A fresh contribution to the literature… [which] provides a thorough introduction to the topic… [C]leverly structured with good cross referencing.' International Journal of Environment and Pollution 'A highly useful reference and resource for all those involved in or studying environmental politics and policy, not just in the EU, but worldwide.' IPC Journal
Introduction plus 20 chapters organized into five parts: Part I: The Historical and Institutional Context ? Part II: Actors ? Part III: Policy Dynamics ? Part IV: Making Environmental Policy ? Part V: Future Challenges ? Further Reading, Index