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European Union External Environmental Policy

Rules, Regulation and Governance Beyond Borders

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Brings together top international scholars to systematically examine the EU’s external environmental policy

  • Identifies the environmental norms, rules and policies that the EU aims to promote externally

  • Investigates highly topical issues that have an influence on public life, such as climate change and water policies

Part of the book series: The European Union in International Affairs (EUIA)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction: European Union External Environmental Policy

    • Diarmuid Torney, Katja Biedenkopf, Camilla Adelle
    Pages 1-15
  3. Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103
    2. Climate Change: Adapting to Evolving Internal and External Dynamics

      • Claire Dupont, Sebastian Oberthür, Katja Biedenkopf
      Pages 105-124
    3. Water: Promoting EU Policy Through Dialogue and Capacity Building

      • Camilla Adelle, David Benson, Kirsty Agnew
      Pages 125-145
    4. Forests: A Multi-sectoral and Multi-level Approach to Sustainable Forest Management

      • Pauline Pirlot, Tom Delreux, Christine Farcy
      Pages 167-187
  4. Countries and Regions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 209-209
    2. Africa: Searching for Shared Issues and Overcoming Asymmetries

      • Camilla Adelle, Simon Lightfoot
      Pages 253-273
    3. China: Deepening Cooperation on Climate and Environmental Governance

      • Diarmuid Torney, Olivia Gippner
      Pages 275-295
    4. USA: Oscillating Between Cooperation, Conflict and Coexistence

      • Katja Biedenkopf, Hayley Walker
      Pages 297-315
  5. Outlook and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 317-317

About this book

This book considers the environmental policies that the EU employs outside its borders. Using a systematic and coherent approach to cover a range of EU activities, environmental issues, and geographical areas, it charts the EU’s attempts to shape environmental governance beyond its borders. Key questions addressed include: What environmental norms, rules and policies does the EU seek to promote outside its territory? What types of activities does the EU engage in to pursue these objectives? How successful is the EU in achieving its external environmental policy objectives? What factors explain the degree to which the EU attains its goals? The book will be of interest to students and academics as well as practitioners in governments (both inside and outside of the EU), the EU institutions, think tanks, and research institutes.

Keywords

  • EU Environmental policy
  • External Environmental Policies of the EU
  • EU External governance
  • rules and regulations of EU
  • Multilateral Environmental Agreements
  • global environmental governance
  • international environmental governance
  • climate diplomacy
  • trade agreements and the environment
  • development and the environment
  • climate change and the EU
  • water supplies and the EU
  • biodiversity and the EU
  • sustainable forest management and the EU
  • EU's environment policy in Africa
  • EU's environment policy in the USA
  • EU's environment policy in Latin America
  • EU's environment policy in China
  • environmental norms and rules
  • influence of the EU on global environmental policies

Reviews

“The European Union is widely acknowledged to be a leader in global environmental policy, but how exactly does bring its influence to bear beyond its borders? The path-breaking scholarship in this book represents the first serious attempt to capture the sheer range and complexity of the EU’s external policy as it reaches within other societies. Rich in detail and insight it will remain an important point of reference.” (Professor John Vogler, Keele University UK)

“This very closely edited volume makes the very first systematic attempt to catalogue and explain the EU’s efforts to shape environmental quality well beyond its own borders.  By bringing together leading experts on specific instruments, issues and geographical areas of influence in a unique and insightful way, it opens up a whole new perspective on the way that the EU is thought about in international affairs.” (Professor Andrew J Jordan, University of East Anglia, UK)

“The EU plays a critically important role in shaping global environmental policies but too much writing on the subject is self-congratulatory. This book offers a systematic and critical assessment of the effectiveness of EU external policy. It deserves to be read widely.” (Dr. Robert Falkner, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

    Camilla Adelle

  • University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

    Katja Biedenkopf

  • School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Ireland

    Diarmuid Torney

About the editors

Camilla Adelle is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She has a particular interest in the EU’s pursuit of sustainable development beyond its borders, especially in Africa.

Diarmuid Torney is Lecturer in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. His research focuses on the comparative and global politics of climate change and energy, with a particular focus on the EU, China, and India.

Katja Biedenkopf is Assistant Professor of European and International Politics at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Her research centres on the external effects of EU environmental and climate policies, global environmental governance and climate diplomacy.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-60931-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)