This book provides a comprehensive explanatory framework for understanding the European Community environmental law. It looks behind the technicalities of the European Union environmental law as it explains the purpose and effects of Community’s rulemaking.
The explanatory framework proposed is used to analyze several environmental issues such as air pollution, water pollution, waste management and biodiversity protection as well as strategic, planning and economic instruments and to provide normative direction for the future development of EC law. This book is innovative in that it examines environmental issues from both a Community and an international perspective exploring the inter-connection between International Law and Community rulemaking.
This book is an indispensable source for those who wish to understand EC environmental law, students, scholars and practitioners of EC law, environmental law, international law and policy.
Dr. Elli Louka is the founder of ADI (Alphabetics Development & Investment), a company devoted to environment and development. Dr. Louka holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, a Master of Laws from Yale Law School and a Doctorate Degree in Law from New York University School of Law. Dr. Louka was the co-founder of the international environmental law clinic at New York University School of Law and has taught courses on international environmental law. All through the years Louka has worked for companies, countries and international institutions on environmental and development matters. Other major publications by Dr. Louka include Biodiversity & Human Rights (2002) and Overcoming National Barriers to International Waste Trade (1994).
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