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.
Camilla Adelle is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She has a particular interest in the EU's pursuit of sustainable development beyond its borders, especially in Africa.
Diarmuid Torney is Lecturer in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. His research focuses on the comparative and global politics of climate change and energy, with a particular focus on the EU, China, and India.
Katja Biedenkopf is Assistant Professor of European and International Politics at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Her research centres on the external effects of EU environmental and climate policies, global environmental governance and climate diplomacy.
1. Introduction: EU external environmental policy; Diarmuid Torney, Katja Biedenkopf and Camilla Adelle.- Part 1
Instruments.- 2. Multilateral Environmental Agreements: A key instrument of global environmental governance; Tom Delreux.- 3. Environmental and Climate Diplomacy: Building coalitions through persuasion; Diarmuid Torney and Mai'a Davis Cross.- 4. Environmental Instruments in Trade Agreements: Pushing the limits of the dialogue approach; Evgeny Postnikov.- 5.Environmental Instruments in Development Cooperation: Promoting better development and environmental outcomes?; Camilla Adelle, Sarah Delputte, Frederick De Roeck and Sally Nicholson.- Part 2
Issues.- 6.Climate Change: Adapting to evolving internal and external dynamics; Sebastian Oberthür, Claire Dupont and Katja Biedenkopf.- 7.Water: Promoting EU policy through dialogue and capacity building; Camilla Adelle, David Benson, Kirsty Agnew.- 8.Biodiversity: Strong policy objectives challenged by sectoral integration; Marianne Kettunen.- 9.Forests: A multi-sectoral and multi-level approach to sustainable forest management; Pauline Pirlot, Tom Delreux and Christine Farcy.- 10.Chemicals: Pioneering ambitions with external effects; Katja Biedenkopf.- Part 3
Countries and Regions.- 11.Latin America: A pragmatic approach and a modest contribution; Roberto Dominguez.- 12.Neighbourhood Countries: Promoting environmental protection close to home; Aron Buzogany.- 13.Africa: Searching for shared issues and overcoming asymmetries; Camilla Adelle and Simon Lightfoot.- 14.China: Deepening cooperation on climate and environmental governance; Diarmuid Torney and Olivia Gippner.- 15.United States: Oscillation between cooperation, conflict and coexistence; Katja Biedenkopf and Hayley Walker.- Part 4
Outlook and Conclusions.- 16.The Limits of Ambitious Environmental Policy in Times of Crisis; Charlotte Burn and Paul Tobin.- 17.Conclusions; Katja Biedenkopf, Diarmuid Torney, Camilla Adelle.