About: environmental governance

EU slapped for breaching Aarhus Convention on access to environmental justice

The European Union has accepted a UN ruling that found the bloc in breach of international laws requiring the general public to have access to justice on environmental matters, a decision applauded by green activists.
Languages & Culture 13-01-2015

Cultural landscapes must be protected under EU environmental and cultural policies

EU policymakers, together with the Greek government, academia and businesses, have called for integrated management of EU cultural and natural heritage, writes Sophia Staikou.

Barroso is sacrificing environment law for short-term political gain

Masqueraded as a move to cut red tape for business, the European Commission's 'Refit - Fit for Growth' scheme appears to have environmental regulation firmly in its sights, write authors from three European environmental protection organisations.

Rio+20: Dancing to the tune of the green economy

The Rio Earth Summit in May 2012 will try to set a global vision on greening the economy, with France leading European calls to establish a brand new World Environmental Organisation (WEO).
Climate change 26-02-2010

EU lawmakers call for stricter green rulebook

The European Parliament's environment committee has called on the European Commission to distribute lists of member states that fail to properly implement EU legislation on waste, water and nature protection, arguing that the situation had become "absurd".

Corruption a catalyst for global water crisis, says report

Corruption in the water sector is the "root cause" of the current global water crisis and is undermining efforts to develop a global response to climate change and the food crisis, according to a report published yesterday (25 June) by Transparency International.
Public Affairs 27-07-2006

Public awarded greater say over EU environmental law

Public participation in environmental decision-making is to be strengthened after EU Ministers agreed to the principles of the Aarhus Convention. But they stopped short of allowing NGOs the right to drag member states to court.
Climate change 26-01-2006

EU countries top Yale environmental scorecard

Seven EU countries feature in the top 10 of Yale University's 2006 Environmental Performance Index, which tracks indicators such as air quality and sustainable energy. Sound policy choices emerge as a critical factor.
Climate change 07-01-2005

The Global Diffusion of Regulatory Instruments: The Making of a New International Environmental Regi

This analysis by the Austria-based European Integration online Papers (EIoP) identifies the conditions under which the environmental policy choices of one country subsequently affect the policy choices of others. Based on four case studies, the paper demonstrates empirically how horizontal diffusion processes accompanied by information and recommendations from international organisations have led to the adoption of new regulatory instruments in an increasing number of countries. Especially within the EU, a typical pattern of diffusion between individual member states and from the national to the EU-level is leading to an EU-wide legal harmonisation of environmental policies.

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