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A Guide to EU Environmental Law

Josephine van Zeben, Arden Rowell


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Written by two internationally respected scholars, this unique primer distills European Union environmental law and policy into a practical guide for a nonlegal audience, as well as for lawyers trained in other jurisdictions. The first part explains the basics of the European legal system, including key actors, types of laws, and regulatory instruments. The second part describes the EU’s overarching legal strategies for environmental management and delves into how the EU addresses the specific environmental issues of pollution, ecosystem management, and climate change. Chapters include summaries of key concepts and discussion questions, as well as informative "spotlights" offering brief overviews of topics. With a highly accessible structure and useful illustrative features, A Guide to EU Environmental Law provides a long-overdue synthetic resource on EU environmental law for students and for anyone working in environmental policy or environmental science. This text can also be read with the authors’ A Guide to US Environmental Law for a comparative look at how two important jurisdictions in the world deal with key environmental problems.

Praise For A Guide to EU Environmental Law

"van Zeben and Rowell have provided an accessible interdisciplinary resource that helps readers to understand three major environmental issues and the laws intended to regulate their causes and effects. . . . With or without a background in law, readers can quickly and easily engage with the book content."
— Technical Communication

University of California Press, 9780520295223, 296pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2020

About the Author

Josephine van Zeben is Professor of Law and Chairholder of the Law Group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

Arden Rowell is Professor of Law at the University of Illinois.