EU Environmental Law

Elgar European Law series

Geert Van Calster, Professor, KU Leuven, Belgium, Monash University, Australia and King’s College London, UK, and Member of the Bar of Belgium and Leonie Reins, Assistant Professor, Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology and Society, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

EU Environmental Law discusses the reality for legal practice throughout the EU, as environmental law of the Member States is becoming ever less 'national'. Consequentially European environmental regulation is becoming more complex and interrelated, making it an emerging field of study for European law graduates, and an area of increasing exposure to the legal profession. This book gives readers a thorough overview of core European environmental law, with a section on the basic framework and principles, as well as on substantive law issues giving insight into the legislation in the different sectors and the most topical developments.

‘This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of EU environmental law. It is both useful for practitioners and students as a handbook and introduction to EU environmental law.’
– Andrea Keessen, Common Market Law Review

‘While EU environmental law is becoming increasingly complex, this book provides an essential guide to the still growing body of rules and case law. With easily accessible and concise discussions of core topics such as principles, competences, implementation and trade, and various substantive matters including water, nature and climate protection, this book is recommendable to everyone who wants to get a quick but thorough insight into the history and current state of affairs of the body of EU environmental law.’
– Marjan Peeters, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

‘Within the EU, environmental law has been harmonized almost entirely. EU environmental law, however, does not only dominate national environmental policies and law within the EU member states. It also has a global impact. As EU environmental law is considered to be both innovative and effective, it is often reviewed by policymakers around the world, as well as businesses that are active on global markets. This brilliant book provides an accessible, yet comprehensive and up-to-date overview of EU environmental law.’
– Jonathan Verschuuren, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

‘This book is an important work of reference, not only for practitioners and scholars, but for anyone interested in a thoroughly contemporary study of environmental issues.’
– The Barrister Magazine

2018 384 pp Paperback 978 1 78811 944 3 £42.40 £37.00 $42.40 $53.00
2017 384 pp Hardback 978 1 78254 917 8 £139.50 £105.00 $139.50 $155.00

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