Losing the Forest for the Trees: Environmental Reductionism in the Law

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com]  Klaus Bosselmann of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law (University of Auckland), has published a new and interesting paper titled „Losing the Forest for the Trees: Environmental Reductionism in the Law.“  In this paper, he addresses the situation that environmental laws and policies have saved some “trees”, but the “forest” is being lost … Continue reading

YOUR opinion needed: Public Consultation on Environmental Impact Assessment Directive

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Our readers are invited to voice their opinions on a public consultation on the Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, as amended) This Consultation is open to all EU citizens, stakeholders and organisations involved … Continue reading

News: 10 EU countries falling behind in environmental protection

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Brussels, 24 June 2010.  The Commission is requesting ten Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Portugal, Latvia, Finland, Poland, Malta and Slovakia) to comply with EU environmental legislation in five different areas, namely prevention of floods, electrical and electronic equipment waste, water policy, management of environmental noise and landfill waste sites. The cases fall … Continue reading

News: Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Greece & Luxembourg in Court for failures in environmental law

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Brussels, 3 June 2010.  The European Commission is taking six Member States to the European Court of Justice for failing to transpose EU environmental legislation into their national laws. Court action is being taken against Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Greece and Luxembourg, following two earlier warnings. Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: “EU environmental law … Continue reading

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