Table of Contents

Environmental Enforcement Networks

Environmental Enforcement Networks

Concepts, Implementation and Effectiveness

New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series

Edited by Michael Faure, Peter De Smedt and An Stas

Compliance and enforcement is a fundamental issue within environmental law. But despite its pertinence, it is an area that has been neglected in academic research. Addressing this gap, this timely book considers the circumstances under which networking can increase the effectiveness of environmental enforcement.

Chapter 5: Evaluating and assessing environmental enforcement networks: through use of the network evaluation matrix

Grant Pink and James Lehane

Subjects: environment, energy policy and regulation, environmental governance and regulation, environmental law, law - academic, environmental law

Extract

Environmental Enforcement Networks (hereafter EENs or networks) generally have different foci in terms of commodities, sectors and regulated communities. Networks can also be quite specific in terms of the nature of their regulatory, compliance and enforcement activities, initiatives (e.g. undertaking joint inspections or collaborative projects) and responses (whether administrative, civil or criminal in nature) that the EEN undertakes. For the purposes of this chapter, the term environmental enforcement network/s (EEN/s) is used. Equally, environmental compliance and enforcement network/s could have been used as they are both used somewhat interchangeably. Irrespective, both are networks that direct their efforts towards ensuring that environmental laws, regulations and standards are complied with.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information