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(p. 323) 23. Environmental Policy 

(p. 323) 23. Environmental Policy
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(p. 323) 23. Environmental Policy
Author(s):

David Benson

and Andrew Jordan

DOI:
10.1093/hepl/9780198708933.003.0023
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date: 25 June 2019

This chapter examines the European Union's environmental policy. The EU has developed a variety of policies and institutions dedicated to environmental protection and sustainable development. Environmental concerns have consequently shifted from being a marginal aspect of the European integration process to one that generate relatively strong political support from citizens. The chapter begins with a discussion of four perspectives for comprehending the evolution of EU environmental policy. one of which is to explore the content of the EU's environmental action programmes (EAPs). It then considers three interacting dynamics of policy-making in the environmental sector: Europeanization, internationalization, and cross-sectoral policy integration. It also reflects on challenges that EU environmental policy-makers are likely to face in the future.

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