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Edited by Geert Van Calster, Wim Vandenberghe and Leonie Reins

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Governments around the world have been trying to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades. This detailed Handbook considers the spectrum of legal and market-based instruments as well as strategies and policies adopted around the world and suggests more effective, comprehensive and responsive ways of managing climate change mitigation.
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Edited by Geert Van Calster and Denise Prévost

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This Handbook provides state-of-the-art analysis by leading authors on the links between the international trade regime and health and environment concerns – concerns that make up an increasing proportion of WTO dispute settlement. Research Handbook on Environment, Health and the WTO surveys fields as diverse as climate change mitigation, non-communicable diseases, nanotechnology and public health care. The volume brings to the fore the debates and complexities surrounding these issues and their implications for the international trading system.
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Stephanie Bijlmakers and Geert Van Calster

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Geert Van Calster and Leonie Reins

EU Environmental Law discusses the reality for legal practice throughout the EU, as environmental law of the Member States is becoming ever less 'national'. Consequentially European environmental regulation is becoming more complex and interrelated, making it an emerging field of study for European law graduates, and an area of increasing exposure to the legal profession. This book gives readers a thorough overview of core European environmental law, with a section on the basic framework and principles, as well as on substantive law issues giving insight into the legislation in the different sectors and the most topical developments.
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Geert Van Calster and Leonie Reins

This chapter discusses the history and developmental context of European environmental law. It establishes the sources thereof, as well as the division of competences in European law in general and in the area of environmental law specifically. Lastly, it discusses the objectives of European environmental law, namely sustainable development, a high degree of environmental protection, the quality of the environment, protecting human health and promoting measures at the international level.

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Geert Van Calster and Leonie Reins

This chapter introduces the principles important to European environmental law. More precisely, it discusses the general principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, integration and sustainable development, as well as the environmental principles, precaution, prevention, rectification at source and the polluter pays.

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Geert Van Calster and Leonie Reins

This chapter introduces the actors in the area of European environmental law, specifically the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, the Committee of the Regions, the Economic and Social Committee, as well as other actors. The chapter also discusses the legal instruments, the possible legal bases for environmental action, the environmental guarantee and the decision-making process.