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Research Handbook on EU Environmental Law

Edited by Marjan Peeters, Professor of Environmental Policy and Law and Mariolina Eliantonio, Professor of European and Comparative Administrative Law and Procedure, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
This comprehensive Research Handbook discusses how the EU has used its regulatory power to steer towards environmentally friendly behaviour, delving into the deep concerns related to the compliance with and enforcement of EU environmental law. It also highlights the important role of civil society’s use of environmental procedural rights, and characterizes how the CJEU case law has contributed to the effective implementation of EU environmental legislation.
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Publication Date: June 2020
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  • Environment
  • Environmental Law
  • Law - Academic
  • Environmental Law
  • European Law
The European Union has succeeded in bringing into force an impressive package of regulatory measures aiming to provide a high level of environmental protection across the EU. As a result, scholars, students and practitioners are confronted with the challenge of gaining insight into this complex legislative framework and its effects. This wide-ranging Research Handbook investigates a multitude of substantive issues including waste, nature conservation, air pollution, water quality protection, chemical substantives and genetically modified organisms.

Based on contributions developed by 40 environmental law scholars, this comprehensive Research Handbook discusses how the EU has used its regulatory power to steer towards environmentally friendly behaviour, delving into the deep concerns related to the compliance with and enforcement of EU environmental law. It also highlights the important role of civil society’s use of environmental procedural rights, and characterizes how the CJEU case law has contributed to the effective implementation of EU environmental legislation.

Shedding light on the institutional, horizontal and sectoral dimensions of EU environmental law, the Research Handbook on EU Environmental Law will be a key resource for environmental law scholars both in the EU and worldwide, whilst also being of value to environmental law practitioners working in EU member states.
Contributors include: C. Backes, G. Bándi, L.S. Braaksma, E. Brosset, A. Cardesa-Salzmann, A. Cliquet, L. De Lucia, N. de Sadeleer, M. Eliantonio, U. Etemire, M. Faure, M. Führ, A. García-Ureta, M. Hedemann-Robinson, N. Hervé-Fournereau, A. Johnston, L. Krämer, G.C. Leonelli, S. Maljean-Dubois, E. Morgera, G. Perlaviciute, M. Peeters, K. Pedrosa, B. Pozzo, L. Reins, M.C. Romano, S. Romppanen, J. Schenten, L. Squintani, T. Schomerus, B. Sjåfjell, M. Smith, H. Tegner Anker, H.D. Tolsma, G. van Calster, M. van Wolferen, B. Vanheusden, A. Volpato, E. Vos, S. Weishaar,
Contents:

Introduction: the challenge of understanding EU environmental law
Marjan Peeters & Mariolina Eliantonio (editors)


PART 1: INSTITUTIONAL AND HORIZONTAL ISSUES
1. Competences for EU environmental legislation: about blurry boundaries and potential opportunities
Helle Tegner Anker

2. Where eagles dare: How much further may EU Member States go under Article 193 TFEU?
Leonie Reins

3. Principles of EU environmental law, including the objective of sustainable development
Gyula Bándi

4. The institutional architecture of EU environmental governance: the role of EU agencies
Annalisa Volpato & Ellen Vos

5. The EU’s External Action after Lisbon: Competences, Policy Consistency and Participation in International Environmental Negotiations
Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann & Elisa Morgera

6. Environment and trade law in the EU: Seeing the bees for the balance Sheet
Geert van Calster

7. Transnational administrative acts in EU environmental law
Luca De Lucia & Maria Chiara Romano


PART 2 ENVIRONMENTAL PROCEDURAL RIGHTS
8. Access to environmental information under EU law
Uzuazo Etemire

9. Access to public participation: Unveiling the mismatch between what law prescribes and what the public wants
Lorenzo Squintani & Goda Perlaviciute

10. Access to justice in environmental matters in the EU: The EU’s difficult road towards non-compliance with the Aarhus Convention
Matthijs van Wolferen & Mariolina Eliantonio

11. Environmental Impact Assessment in the EU
Agustín García-Ureta


PART 3: COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT MECHANISMS
12. Direct effect in EU environmental law: towards the end of a doctrine?
Ludwig Krämer

13. Environmental Inspection by public authorities
Martin Hedemann-Robinson

14. Enforcing environmental law through infringements and sanctioning: steering not rowing
Melanie Smith


PART 4: LIABILITY
15. Environmental liability: The difficulty of harmonizing different national civil liability systems
Barbara Pozzo

16. Environmental criminal liability
Michael Faure


PART 5: SUBSTANTIVE APPROACHES
17. EU nature conservation law: fit for purpose
An Cliquet

18. Beyond the 2019 Fitness Check of the Water Framework Directive: designing the future of European Water Law
Nathalie Hervé-Fournereau

19. EU Air Pollution Law: Comprehensive But Insufficient
Kendro Pedrosa & Bernard Vanheusden

20. Integrated Pollution and Prevention: A critical legal perspective on all-inclusive integration
Lolke S Braaksma & Hanna Tolsma

21. Waste Framework Directive and the Circular Economy
Chris Backes

22. Industrial chemicals in the regulatory laboratory: self-responsibility and inclusive governance
Martin Führ & Julian Schenten

23. The Perfect Storm: GMO Governance and The EU Technocratic Turn.
Giulia Claudia Leonelli

24. Light-vehicles Emissions Standards under EU Law in the wake of the `Diesn, Professor of Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, Hasselt University, Belgiumelgate’
Nicolas de Sadeleer

25. The EU’s approach to environmentally sustainable business: can disclosure overcome the failings of shareholder primacy?
Andrew Johnston & Beate Sjåfjell


PART 6 : CLIMATE LAW
26. The Paris Agreement, EU Climate Law and the Energy Union
Estelle Brosset & Sandrine Maljean-Dubois

27. The EU Effort Sharing and LULUCF Regulations: The Complementary yet Crucial Components of the EU’s Climate Policy Beyond 2030
Seita Romppanen

28. EU emissions trading: its regulatory evolution and the role of the Court
Stefan Weishaar

29. Energy efficiency and energy saving – the “first fuel”
Thomas Schomerus

PART 7: CONCLUSIONS
30. On Regulatory Power, Compliance, and the Role of the Court in EU Environmental Law
Marjan Peeters & Mariolina Eliantonio

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