EU Environmental Policy FreeBook

An invaluable resource for anyone interested in environmental policy, EU law and politics.

This FreeBook compiles work from world-renowned authors in Environment and Sustainability, European Studies, European Law and Governance. It focuses on EU environmental policy with discussions on climate change and climate change negotiations, touching on topical issues such as Brexit and the Paris climate agreement. With an introduction from a leading academic in climate change and environment and sustainability, this FreeBook is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in environmental policy, EU law and politics. 

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  • Environmental Policy and the Pursuit of Sustainability

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chelsea Schelly, Aparajita Banerjee

    It is increasingly apparent that human activities are not suitable for sustaining a healthy global environment. From energy development to resource extraction to use of land and water, humans are having a devastating effect on the earth’s ability to sustain human societies and quality lives. Many…

    Paperback – 2018-02-23
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

  • Environmental and Sustainability Education Policy

    International Trends, Priorities and Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Katrien Van Poeck, Jonas A. Lysgaard, Alan Reid

    This timely collection surveys and critiques studies of environmental and sustainability education (ESE) policy since the mid-1990s. The volume draws on a wide range of policy studies and syntheses to provide readers with insights into the international genealogy and priorities of ESE policy.…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12

  • Environmental Policy and Public Health

    2nd Edition

    By Barry L. Johnson, Maureen Y. Lichtveld

    As with the first edition, this second edition describes how environmental health policies are developed, the statutes and other policies that have evolved to address public health concerns associated with specific environmental hazards, and the public health foundations of the policies. It lays…

    Hardback – 2017-10-26
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  • Agri-environmental Policy in the European Union

    1st Edition

    Edited by Henry Buller, Geoff A Wilson, Andrea Holl

    This title was first published in 2000:  This volume provides a detailed examination of agri-environmental policy within ten European states. Individual chapters consider the agricultural and environmental policy contexts within each state and examine the range and significance of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26
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  • EU Environmental Policies in Subnational Regions

    The Case of Scotland and Bavaria, 1st Edition

    By Antje C.K. Brown

    This title was first published in 2001: Despite the fact that environmental directives are one of the strongest areas of policy decreed by the EU, it has a much poorer record when it comes to actual implementation of these policies. Instead of focusing on the traditional state-centrist accounts,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
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  • Environmental Communication and Critical Coastal Policy

    Communities, Culture and Nature, 1st Edition

    By Kerrie Foxwell-Norton

    The vast majority of the world’s population lives on or near the coast. These communities are an extraordinary and largely untapped resource that can be used to mitigate planetary disaster and foster environmental stewardship. Repeated waves of scientific fact and information are not inciting…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11
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  • The Environmental Policy Paradox

    7th Edition

    By Zachary A. Smith

    Updated in its seventh edition, The Environmental Policy Paradox provides an introduction to the policy-making process in the United States with regard to air, water, land use, agriculture, energy, and waste disposal, while introducing readers to both global and international environmental issues…

    Paperback – 2017-07-20

  • Environmental Policy and Politics

    7th Edition

    By Michael E. Kraft

    Covering global threats such as climate change, population growth, and loss of biodiversity, as well as national, state, and local problems of environmental pollution, energy use, and natural resource use and conservation, Environmental Policy and Politics provides a comprehensive overview of U.S.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05

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    The use of legislation by EU governments to define environmental standards for industry has been criticised for its poor track record in arresting the decline in the quality of Europe's environment. Environmental economists in particular have proposed that legislation should be supplemented or…

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  • Global Environmental Policy

    Concepts, Principles, and Practice, 1st Edition

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    Environmental policy is often practiced reactively with each crisis addressed as an isolated event. Focusing on development of proactive policies, Global Environment Policy: Concepts, Principles, and Practice provides the essential scientific and socioeconomic framework for formulating pragmatic…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    CRC Press

  • Public Policies for Environmental Protection

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul R. Portney

    Originally published in 1990, this study tracks the issues, progress and problems in environmental issues in the United States from the 1980’s. Improvements in air and water quality as well as regulation of hazardous waste and toxic substances has led to new policies such as the Superfund Act and a…

    Paperback – 2017-04-29
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    1st Edition

    Edited by Eva Sternfeld

    During the last few decades, China has accomplished unprecedented economic growth and has emerged as the second largest economy in the world. This ‘economic miracle’ has led hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, but has also come at a high cost. Environmental degradation and the impact of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-27
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  • Environmental Ethics and Policy-Making

    1st Edition

    By Mikael Stenmark

    Environmental issues raise crucial questions. What should we value? What is our place in nature? What kind of life should we live? How should we interact with other living things? Environmental management and policy-making is ultimately based on answers to these and similar questions, but do we…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Adapting to EU Multi-Level Governance

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    By Panagiotis Getimis

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    The main theme of this book is the adaptation process of the new EU member states from Central-Eastern Europe (Hungary and Poland) to the multi-level system of governance in public policy, particularly in the regional and environmental policy areas. The work conceptualizes policy learning and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26

  • Europeanization of Environmental Policy in the New Europe

    Beyond Conditionality, 1st Edition

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    Prior to the European Union (EU) 2004/2007 enlargement there were several predictions that this event would hamper progressive decision-making within the EU on environmental policy. It was believed that the new member states had adopted EU rules as a consequence of the EU's conditionality and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26

  • Transformational Change in Environmental and Natural Resource Management

    Guidelines for policy excellence, 1st Edition

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    The aim of this book is to catalyse global interest in the pursuit of transformational changes in natural resource and environmental management. It is shown that transformational policy reforms involve fundamental shifts in strategy with far-reaching consequences for the structure of industries,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-12
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    Evidence from Sweden, 1st Edition

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    Sweden has a long history of ambitious environmental, energy and climate policy. Due to the large amount of data available it is possible to perform statistically sound analysis and assess long term changes in productivity, efficiency, and technological development. The data at hand together with…

    Hardback – 2016-07-13
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  • Environmental Policy and Household Behaviour

    Sustainability and Everyday Life, 1st Edition

    Edited by Patrik Soderholm

    Our behaviour in our own homes - our recycling habits, consumer choices and transport preferences - all have a huge impact on the environment locally and globally. Governments across the world are trying to formulate and implement policies to encourage and enforce more sustainable household actions…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09

  • EU Environmental Policy

    Its journey to centre stage, 1st Edition

    By Nigel Haigh

    At a time when Europeans across the continent are focused on the EU's future direction, this book provides an important contribution to the current debate. Created for reasons quite unconnected with the environment, the EU has been given a compelling new justification by the success of its…

    Paperback – 2015-11-27

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    1st Edition

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    Paperback – 2015-11-26

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    Paperback – 2015-04-10
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