This collection of essays comprehensively and systematically analyzes the various instruments and innovative approaches through which the EU is forging its external environmental policy, the legal implications of its multifaceted practice and interactions with international environmental law. It explains the legal and institutional framework for EU external action on environmental protection and sustainable development, identifying the changes introduced, and challenges posed, by the Lisbon Treaty. It explores key tools and trends in defining and implementing EU external policy across a broad range of environmental issues, as well as linkages with trade and human rights. It also assesses the reciprocal influences between the development and implementation of EU environmental law and of international environmental law.
Elisa Morgera is a lecturer in European Environmental Law and Director of the Master Programme in Global Environment and Climate Change Law at the University of Edinburgh School of Law. She has published extensively on EU and international law on biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, environmental governance and corporate environmental accountability.