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Governance for the Environment

A Comparative Analysis of Environmental Policy Integration Edited by Alessandra Goria, Senior Researcher, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy, Alessandra Sgobbi, former Associate Researcher, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy and European Commission – EuropeAid Cooperation Office, Belgium and Ingmar von Homeyer, Senior Fellow, Ecologic Institute, Germany
The integration of environmental concerns into other policy areas is widely recognized as a key element to achieve sustainable development. It also represents a challenge for the environmental community, requiring not only a new approach to policy-making but also changes to existing policies and their implementation. This essential book presents a diverse set of perspectives and experiences on how to support sustainable development through the integration of environmental issues into various policy sectors.
Extent: 264 pp
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Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 978 1 84844 410 2
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environment
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Governance and Regulation
  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • European Politics and Policy
The integration of environmental concerns into other policy areas is widely recognized as a key element to achieve sustainable development. It also represents a challenge for the environmental community, requiring not only a new approach to policy-making but also changes to existing policies and their implementation. This essential book presents a diverse set of perspectives and experiences on how to support sustainable development through the integration of environmental issues into various policy sectors.

The authors examine existing research on environmental policy integration (EPI) at three levels of policy-making: the national level, both in relation to strategic and sectoral decision-making; the regional level, where both supra-national and sub-national regional entities are discussed; and the local level, where strategies available to municipalities or individuals for furthering environmental policy integration are presented. New and innovative approaches to the study of EPI at these levels of governance are proposed. They also demonstrate how the effectiveness of EPI depends on factors such as national, legal and administrative structures and culture, the stage of the policy cycle to which EPI measures are applied, and the level of integration among various modes of governance and instruments.

Academics, graduate and postgraduate students in social, political and environmental sciences will find much of interest in this unique book. NGOs and representatives of public and private institutions working on environmental policy issues will also find this book an invaluable resource.
Contributors: M. Catenacci, F.J. Convery, B. Dente, A. Goria, K. Hanf, A. Jordan, K. Medarova-Bergström, J. Mezo, C. Pacchi, A. Paulsen, D. Russel, P. Schepelmann, A. Sgobbi, T. Steger, G. Terizakis, I. von Homeyer, D. Zanoni
Contents:

Foreword
Carlo Carraro

Introduction

1. Insights from Environmental Economics in the Integration of Environmental Policy into Decision-Making
Frank J. Convery

2. Environmental Policy Integration and the Nation State: What Can We Learn from Current Practices?
Alessandra Sgobbi

3. Environmental Policy Integration at the Regional and Local Levels: Setting the Problem into Context
Michela Catenacci

4. The Transformations of Regional and Local Governments: Implications for Environmental Policy Integration
Bruno Dente

5. Sustainability and Environmental Policy Integration: Local Level Sustainability through Knowledge Involvement and New Governance Arrangements
Georgios Terizakis

6. From G-FORS to EPIGOV: Which Governance Modes for EPI? The Case of Strategic Environmental Assessment in Spatial Planning
Carolina Pacchi and Davide Zanoni

7. A Systems Theoretical Perspective on Greening EU Regional Policy
Philipp Schepelmann

8. Environmental Policy Integration in the UK
Duncan Russel and Andrew Jordan

9. The Case of EPI in Central and Eastern Europe
Keti Medarova-Bergström, Tamara Steger and Adam Paulsen

10. EPI and Regional Governance in Spain
Josu Mezo and Kenneth Hanf

Index