A Guide to EU Environmental Law

Josephine A. W. 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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationOakland
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Number of pages296
ISBN (Electronic)9780520968059
ISBN (Print)9780520295223, 9780520295216
StatePublished - Oct 2020


  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental law
  • European Union countries


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