Introduction to European Environmental Law from an International Environmental Law Perspective

Research output: Working paper


This contribution illustrates the development of the environmental law of the EU from an international environmental law perspective. It highlights the external and internal dimensions of EU environmental law and their interaction. It also outlines the role of the EU institutions in the development and implementation of EU environmental law, as well as the objectives and principles of the EU environmental law, focusing specifically on environmental integration and sustainable development. It concludes by pointing to some of the present challenges facing EU environmental law.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameEuropa Working Papers
PublisherUniversity of edinburgh
NameUniversity of Edinburgh, School of Law, Working Papers
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh


  • EU environmental law
  • international environmental law
  • environmental integration
  • sustainable development


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