1st Edition

European Perspectives on Environmental Law and Governance

Edited By

Suzanne Kingston

ISBN 9781138809680
Published June 19, 2014 by Routledge
264 Pages

USD $62.95

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Book Description

This book provides a range of perspectives on some of the most pressing contemporary challenges in EU environmental law and governance from some of today’s leading European environmental academics and practitioners.

The book maintains a focus on three key cross-cutting issues, each of which is carefully analysed through the lens of governance. The first theme to be addressed is that of climate change and the problems it poses for EU governance. The second issue explored concerns the challenge of integrating environmental considerations into other policy areas, as is required by the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. Finally, the third theme centres on the important challenge of improving environmental enforcement within the EU, and considers issues such as the Aarhus Convention and the evolution of the Commission’s work on implementation and enforcement throughout the past twenty years. Each of these three themes is situated within the broader ongoing debate about the changing nature of European environmental governance post-Lisbon and the ways in which developments in this area fits within broader trends in European governance theory and policy generally.

European Perspectives on Environmental Law and Governance contains contributions from experts in the field including; Mary Robinson, Alan Boyle, Ludwig Kramer and Liam Cashman, and will be of interest to academics, students and practitioners of EU environmental law.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Suzanne Kingston Part 1: The Climate Change Challenge 2. Linking Planetary Boundaries and Overconsumption by Individuals: a New Frontier for (EU Climate) Law?, Javier de Cendra de Larragán  3. The Challenge of Climate Change: International Law Perspectives, Alan Boyle Part 2: The Integration Challenge 4. Giving a Voice to the Environment by Challenging the Practice of Integrating Environmental Requirements into other EU Policies, Ludwig Krämer  5. The CAP in 2020: Vision or Hindsight?, Joe McMahon  6. The Integration Challenge: Integrating Environmental Concerns into Other EU Policies, Owen McIntyre Part 3: The Enforcement Challenge 7. Mind the Gap: Difficulties in Enforcement and the Continuing Unfulfilled Promise of EU Environmental Law, Suzanne Kingston  8. Commission Enforcement of EU Environmental Legislation in Ireland – a 20 Year Retrospective, Liam Cashman  9. Delivering the Rule of Environmental Law in Ireland: Where Do We go From Here?, Áine Ryall  10. Environmental Enforcement in Ireland - the Need to get a Piece of the Multi-Party Action, Joanne Blennerhassett



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Dr. Suzanne Kingston is a lecturer at University College, Dublin and has published widely on EU law issues in leading international peer-reviewed journals. Her research and publications have been in the fields of EU competition law, EU environmental law, EU taxation law and EU human rights law. She has been a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University, the University of Leiden, Queen's University, Belfast, and Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, and is frequently invited to speak on EU-related issues at international and domestic conferences.