European Union External Environmental Policy

Rules, Regulation and Governance Beyond Borders

  • Camilla Adelle
  • Katja Biedenkopf
  • Diarmuid Torney

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Diarmuid Torney, Katja Biedenkopf, Camilla Adelle
    Pages 1-15
  3. Instruments

  4. Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Claire Dupont, Sebastian Oberthür, Katja Biedenkopf
      Pages 105-124
    3. Camilla Adelle, David Benson, Kirsty Agnew
      Pages 125-145
    4. Pauline Pirlot, Tom Delreux, Christine Farcy
      Pages 167-187
  5. Countries and Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Camilla Adelle, Simon Lightfoot
      Pages 253-273
    3. Diarmuid Torney, Olivia Gippner
      Pages 275-295
    4. Katja Biedenkopf, Hayley Walker
      Pages 297-315
  6. Outlook and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Charlotte Burns, Paul Tobin
      Pages 319-336
    3. Katja Biedenkopf, Diarmuid Torney, Camilla Adelle
      Pages 337-358
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 359-368

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.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Camilla Adelle
    • 1
  • Katja Biedenkopf
    • 2
  • Diarmuid Torney
    • 3
  1. 1.University of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.School of Law and GovernmentDublin City UniversityGlasnevinIreland

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