The External Environmental Policy of the European Union: EU and International Law Perspectives

Elisa Morgera (Editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages438
ISBN (Print)9781107023826
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • international law
  • EU integration

Research Output

The Promotion of Environmental Rights through EU Bilateral Agreements: Mapping the Field

Morgera, E., 2014, International Law for Common Goods: Normative Perspectives on Human Rights, Culture and Natur. Lenzerini, F. & Vrdoljak, A. (eds.). p. 421-441 20 p. (Studies in International Law).

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The role of the EU in promoting international climate change standards

Morgera, E. & Kulovesi, K., Jun 2014, EU Management of Global Emergencies: Legal Framework for Combating Threats and Crises. Govaere, I. & Poli, S. (eds.). Brill Academic Publishers, (Studies in EU External Relations; vol. 8).

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Ambition, Complexity and Legitimacy of Pursuing Mutual Supportiveness through the EU's External Environmental Action

Morgera, E., 2013, The EU’s Role in Global Governance: The Legal Dimension. Van Vooren, Blockmans & Wouters (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 194-208 14 p.

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