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Edited by Geert Van Calster and Denise Prévost

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Edited by Geert Van Calster and Denise Prévost

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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Geert Van Calster and Leonie Reins

In the EU, in the past, intervention in the area of noise pollution has focused on safeguarding the internal market rather than dealing with the environmental and health and safety impacts. This changed with the enactment of the 2002 Environmental Noise Directive, which marks the cornerstone in the Union’s noise policy. In addition, an important part of noise pollution is addressed by imposing product standards on individual noise emitters. This chapter discusses both the Environmental Noise Directive and the sector specific regulation to noise. They all have in common that tackling noise pollution is best attained, to a large extent at least, by preventing pollution at source. Economic instruments are very rarely used in this sector. Taxing the emission of noise is only really done in the air transport sector. Subsidies and fiscal incentives for using less noisy techniques and/or tools are in fact completely absent in the Member States.

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Geert Van Calster and Leonie Reins

Air pollution has been on the European environmental agenda for several decades. The 2005 Thematic Strategy on air pollution assessed the situation, provided interim objectives and suggested inter alia to promote integration of air pollution and environmental concerns into other policy areas, as well as to modernise legislation and focus on the most serious pollutants. In its 2005 strategy, the Commission promoted the restructuring of existing provisions into a single directive and the introduction of new air quality standards for fine particulate matter, as well as the revision of national emissions ceilings as key to a successful implementation. This chapter discusses the air policy and its changes in the last decade, firstly looking at general legislative tools on air quality, then discussing air emissions and sector specific regulation and harmonisation applicable to air pollution.

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Geert Van Calster and Leonie Reins

The area of climate change is one of the biggest challenges for the international arena, as well as for the EU in the 21st century. Union action in this area is broad and has been strengthened through the inclusion of a reference to climate change in the TFEU. This chapter limits the discussion to the most important tools, such as the European Emissions Trading System.