Introduction to European Environmental Law from an International Environmental Law Perspective
EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, Alam et al., eds., Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law, Routledge, 2012
34 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2010 Last revised: 27 Jan 2012
Date Written: November 18, 2010
This contribution illustrates the development of the environmental law of the EU from an international environmental law perspective. It highlights the external and internal dimensions of EU environmental law and their interaction. It also outlines the role of the EU institutions in the development and implementation of EU environmental law, as well as the objectives and principles of the EU environmental law, focusing specifically on environmental integration and sustainable development. It concludes by pointing to some of the present challenges facing EU environmental law.
Keywords: EU Environmental Law; International Environmental Law; Environmental Integration; Sustainable Development
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