New Instruments for Environmental Policy in the EU provides a comprehensive analysis of the debate over new forms of environmental regulation in the European Union.
The conclusions draw attention to critical aspects of instrument design, as well as the difficulty of accommodating national policy diversity without contravening EU and international trade rules. Drawing on critical research and practical experience, this book presents a number of recommendations for improving the next generation of environmental policies and explores comparisons between the search for new environmental instruments in the EU and similar regulatory transitions worldwide.
Table of Contents
1 New instruments for environmental policy in the EU: introduction and overview PART I New instruments in the member states 2 New environmental policy instruments in the UK 3 New environmental policy instruments in Germany 4 New environmental policy instruments in the Netherlands 5 New environmental policy instruments in Belgium 6 New environmental policy instruments in Spain 7 New environmental policy instruments in Italy PART II New instruments at the ED level 8 Negotiated agreements in ED environmental policy 9 Ecolabels in ED environmental policy 10 Environmental management systems: the European Regulation 11 Environmental taxes and charges in the ED
Jonathan Golub is a Lecturer in Politics at Reading University, and a former Research Fellow at the Eutopean University Institute, Florence, Italy, and the Max Planck Institute, Cologne, Germany.
'The editor provides a useful introductory overview of the key issues, while subsequent chapters offer a valuable series of studies of different national experiences' - Political Studies