Today is #newbook #publicationday for the 4th edition of Environmental Policy in the EU which I've had the pleasure to co-edit with Prof Andy Jordan @TyndallCentre @ueaenv for @routledgebooks

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This has been a long time coming: we first discussed new edition in 2016, then #Brexit (and @Brexitenv) happened. Our fantastic authors then had to grapple with #Covid, its impact on the EU as well as on their own lives...and the exciting developments re #EuropeanGreenDeal

We’re really proud of all 20 chapters from both authors new to the book & returning authors from previous editions, from all around Europe. If you are familiar with previous editions, you can expect 8 completely new chapters, more figures, boxes and tables throughout. 📈📊

If you are new to the book: it provides a broad introduction to EU environmental policy-making by leading scholars, suitable for undergraduate, masters students as well as anyone interested in finding out whether the EU is indeed an environmental leader. 🇪🇺🌍🌿⁉️

We’re delighted that @VSinkevicius , the EU Environment Commissioner, kindly accepted to write a foreword, and that experts from across EU institutions, civil society and academia support this book! This thread will introduce you to all 20 chapters.

Chapter 1, by Andy Jordan, @VGravey & Camilla Adelle introduces the book’s four themes of contexts; actors, policy dynamics and new challenges facing EU environmental policy.

Chapter 2, by Christopher Knill & Duncan Liefferink neatly summarises over fifty years of environmental action at EU level, from the Treaty of Rome to the European Green Deal

Chapter 3, by @KatjaBiedenkopf and @Groen_Lisanne is a brand new chapter summarising the different forms of External EU environmental Policy arguing the EU uses two key sets of tools: incitives/disincentives or dialogue and persuasion.

Chapter 4, by Andrea Lenschow, considers how the study of EU environmental action has changed overtime – what theories, institutions, policy areas we’ve focused on, and what contributions this body of work makes to our broader understanding of the EU.

Chapter 5 by Rüdiger K. W. Wurzel considers the role the European Council, Council of the EU and the Member States play in leading, or blocking environmental action in the EU.🇫🇷🇩🇪🇱🇹🇩🇰🇸🇮🇵🇱🇵🇹🇳🇱🇪🇸🇬🇷🇧🇬🇮🇹🇱🇻🇸🇪🇭🇷🇪🇪🇸🇰🇦🇹🇨🇿🇧🇪🇷🇴🇱🇺🇭🇺🇮🇪🇲🇹🇨🇾🇫🇮

Chapter 6 is a brand new chapter by Alexander Bürgin, considering the roles of the European Commission and its changing infrastructure (from the establishment of DG ENV to the creation of DG CLIMA).

Chapter 7 by Ludwig Krämer considers how the Court of Justice, through both its preliminary rulings and its enforcement role has shaped EU environmental action.

Chapter 8 by @CharlieBEU looks at the environmental credentials of the European Parliament up to the #GreenWave of the 2019 European elections.

Chapter 9 by Nathalie Berny and @DrBrendanMoore is a brand-new chapter investigating the roles of interest groups, both business lobbies and civil society organisations on environmental policy-making in the EU.

Chapter 10 by Sebastiaan Princen focuses on processes of agenda-setting at EU level – how and why do certain issues get addressed in priority, while others are ignored?

Chapter 11 by @DetersHenning is a brand new chapter investigating decision-making in the EU – arguing we need to consider three different decision-making processes: intergovernmental, supranational and increasingly transnational.

Chapter 12 by @Cladupont and Andy Jordan revisits the complex issue of environmental policy integration: how to integrate environmental objectives in all of the EU policies?

Chapter 13 by Asya Zhelyazkova and @EvaThomann is a brand new chapter on implementation, long considered the Achilles heel of EU environmental policy: how far is this still a problem and what can be done to address it?

Chapter 14 by @PMickwitz considers an area of recent growth at EU level: policy evaluation. Why is it so complex to evaluate the impact of EU environmental policies? And how can the EU further establish a culture of environmental policy evaluation?

Chapter 15 by @tomdelreux looks at the EU’s experience in international environmental negotiations – arguing that the EU’s impact remains limited and suggesting ways in which its impact could be increased.

Chapter 16 is a brand new chapter by @R_Steurer – it revisits the EU’s commitment to sustainable development investigating the role of key concepts such as circular economy or the UN #SDGs in driving EU environmental action.

Chapter 17 by @DrBrendanMoore, David Benson, Andy Jordan, Rüdiger K.W. Wurzel and Tony Zito considers what policy instruments the EU uses to deliver its environmental policy aim, arguing that regulation remains central to EU environmental action. 🔨🔧🧰

Chapter 18 is a brand new chapter by Andreas Hofmann considering the democratic implications of EU action: how can EU environmental policy be made more legitimate? 🧑‍🤝‍🧑🧑‍🤝‍🧑🧑‍🤝‍🧑

Chapter 19 is a brand new chapter by @VGravey and Andy Jordan investigating the direction of policy change at EU level: are fears of policy dismantling or deregulation unfounded? #redtape

It is available #openaccess !
Chapter 20 concludes, reflecting on fifty years of EU environmental policy and sketching out what challenges lay ahead. It is available open-access!

26/25 TL;DR 📣New book 📣! (almost) All you ever wanted to know about the EU environmental action but were afraid to ask! Fantastic authors! 2 chapters open access, hopefully more to follow! And 20% off for now (get in touch!)
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