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xix, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The regulatory challenge of bioenergy
  • Scope of application
  • The greenhouse gas emission balance
  • Direct land use changes : no-go areas
  • Recognition mechanism
  • Introduction to certification systems touching on biomass
  • The standards of certification systems
  • Certification as a means of compliance control
  • Compliance with European law
  • International environmental law
  • Compliance with world trade law
  • The impact of the sustainability criteria.
Law Library (Crown)
57 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
Green Library
145 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 175 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: What this book is all about
  • The present legal context
  • EU competence in the area of international transport
  • The common transport policy: The aim of sustainable transport
  • The call for a European liability framework for multimodal contracts of carriage
  • The main legal obstacles to a European framework
  • Contract law as a tool to promote sustainable carriage of goods: Integration of sustainablilty in EU contract law
  • The role of the freight integrator
  • Conclusion.
This work discusses the rapidly developing European transport policy on sustainable freight and the connected efforts initiated by the European Commission (EC) on greening transport by the means of contract law. Greening transport has been a central goal for the EU for decades. The main problem has been, and still is, that far too much carriage of goods within the EU is performed unimodally: by road carriage alone. This has caused severe problems particularly in central Europe, where both trade and environment is suffering from an ineffective transport industry with growing problems of congestion and pollution. A modal shift in transport from mainly road based to a form of transport in which more environmental friendly modes such as rail, inland waterways and sea born transport are integrated into one transport chain, is hence an objective of the EU. If successful, this model could then be extended to the international transport community. The key question raised in this book is whether the traditional role of contract law is changing to such an extent that the parties involved must take external interests into account. In the case of the EU's efforts to enhance sustainable carriage of goods within its realm, the author explores whether governmental interference is necessary, or if we can trust that the parties will integrate environmental issues into their contracts because there is a demand for such clauses. The different proposals for an EU regime on multimodal contracts of carriage are discussed in this context. This book will be of great relevance to academics and practitioners with an interest in EU law, transport law, environmental law and maritime law in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138796706 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 478 p. ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 457 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction
  • Objectives of the European energy policy
  • Key EU secondary legislation in the energy field
  • Principles of EU law and legal bases in the TFEU allowing union action in the field of energy prior to the Lisbon Treaty
  • Union competences in the energy field after the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty
  • Legal and institutional options for a European energy framework
  • General conclusion.
At the moment, and in the longer run, the energy and climate change challenge is one of the greatest tests which the EU and its Member States are facing. The need to deliver the triple objectives of the EU's energy policy, namely a competitive, secure and sustainable energy supply, is stronger than ever. It will take decades to steer our energy system into a more secure and sustainable system. However, the decisions needed to set the EU and its Member States on the right path should be taken now. To ensure that today's customers and those of tomorrow are supplied with competitively priced, secure and sustainable supplies of electricity, the European energy market requires an over-arching EU legal regulatory framework. An efficient EU regulatory framework for energy law and policy will not only allow the EU and its Member States to achieve the triple objectives, but will also generate the right investment signals for potential investors. It should provide all the market players, such as generators and network operators, with real and effective incentives to invest in the EU energy market. This book analyses whether the current EU regulatory framework for energy law and policy suffices to address the triple objectives of the EU's energy policy, or by contrast, whether changes to that framework are needed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780680644 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
55 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm.
"Roads are essential for regional integration, economic growth, social development, effective public administration and security. The court examined whether the EDF has contributed to the sus¬tainability of the road network in sub-saharan Africa. The court concludes that the commission is partially effective in promoting the adoption and implementation by partner countries of the pol¬icy reforms that are required to address the existing obstacle to a sustainable road network. The court makes recommendations that aim at focusing EDF funding where it can have the greatest impact and improving the way the commission uses conditionality, policy dialogue and technical cooperation." -- P.[4] of cover.
Green Library
297 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Institutional and legal framework
  • The pillars of the European Energy Union
  • The Energy Union and the rule of law
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1. Creation of an energy union
  • Appendix 2. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 1992
  • Appendix 3. Kyoto Protocol 1998
  • Appendix 4. Paris Agreement on Climate Change 2015.
Rafael Leal-Arcas. Queen Mary University of London, UK, and Research Fellow, Energy Community Secretariat. This timely book shows how the creation of a European Energy Union might be an effective and viable solution to the energy security problems that the EU is facing. The aim is to make it easier to trade energy inside the EU. The EU currently has to rely on energy-rich countries for its energy needs, many of whom are politically and economically unstable. This places the EU in a vulnerable position. The book explores the institutional and legal framework for the creation of a European Energy Union whose aim is to achieve affordable, secure and sustainable energy. This Energy Union is bases on five pillars, which are analysed: Security, solidarity and trust; Completion of a competitive internal market; Moderation of demand; Decarbonisation of the EU energy mix (i.e. greater use of renewable energy); Technologies. The book explores what the EU is politically prepared to accept as part of its unified energy security. Combined with the perception of energy security being a pressing matter, the general disenchantment surrounding the European ideal in the wake of the economic crisis makes the task of ensuring affordable, secure and sustainable energy a formidable challenge. In the vein, the European Energy Union could well be the flagship of this new outset towards a more prosperous, energy-secure and unified Europe, bearing in mind that the EU Member States wish to guard their sovereignty over national energy systems. In the past there have been divisions between EU Member States when trying to draft a unified energy policy, the European Energy Union tries to rectify this deficiency.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789491673450 20160830
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 145 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The impact of European Union accession on water utilities
  • Public private partnership as an instrument to EU accession
  • A summary on economic regulation and its implications on PPPS in the EU
  • European legal framework and its implications on PPP
  • Framework to achieve consistency between a PPP structure and EU law
  • The Sofia, Bulgaria concession contract
  • Tallnin, Estonia partial divestiture/sale contract
  • Conclusions.
Public and Private Participation in the Water and Wastewater Sector provides practical guidance on applying Public Private Partnership structures within the constraints of European legislation, with examples on how to ensure consistency with EU procurement, competition law and the Water Framework Directive. It reconciles the need for adequate regulation within the context of a monopoly provision of service - a major concern of the European competition policy. The purpose of this book is to provide practical guidance on how to introduce a Public Private Partnership (PPP) as a strategy towards helping meet the demands for massive capital investments and improved management and performance in the water and wastewater sector. The introduction of PPPs within a European context needs to be assessed against compliance with basic EU law principles related to Competition and the Water Framework Directive. International legal structures in the management, distribution and treatment of water are discussed. There is a brief overview of the present realities of European integration, the political and legal aspects involved in the water sector and two cases in which a viable solution was reached and which form the basis of this research. The book examines the general principles of EU law in terms of competition and procurement and how other directives have an impact on PPP. It then assesses the specific rules applicable to PPP in the EU context, and their implications in designing water PPPs. The book concludes with a review of two case studies (the City of Sofia, Bulgaria and the City of Tallinn, Estonia) that show how the Public Private Partnership structure chosen provides a sound legal basis and a viable way to achieve compliance with Community law and the Water Framework Directive, thus assisting the process of accession to the EU for each country. Public and Private Participation in the Water and Wastewater Sector: Developing Sustainable Legal Mechanisms is principally aimed at supporting municipal, provincial, and central governments and other policy makers seeking to improve water services. It is a must read for policymakers and practitioners seeking to navigate through the intricacies of EU legislation and the complexities of public private partnerships. The principles addressed in this book will also be useful outside the European context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843391180 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
165, 26 p. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxxii, 742 p. : ill.
  • pt. 1. Key principles and legal framework for SEA
  • pt. 2. Current status and national strategies for the implementation of SEA in the European Union
  • pt. 3. Experience of SEA in North America and Oceania
  • pt. 4. Requirements of SEA in developing and fast developing countries
  • pt. 5. Methodologies for SEA and public participation
  • pt. 6. SEA for abiotic and biotic resources
  • pt. 7. Implementing SEA in spatial and sector planning
  • pt. 8. Conclusions.
26, 10, 64, 222, 50 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
xiv, 206 pages ; 24 cm.
  • The importance of Article 11 TFEU for regulating business in the EU : securing the very basis of our existence / Anja Wiesbrock and Beate Sjåfjell
  • Part I. Genesis, purpose and overarching significance of Article 11 TFEU
  • The sky is the limit : on the drafting of Article 11 TFEU's integration obligation and its intended reach / Julian Nowag
  • Article 11 TFEU in the light of the principle of sustainable development in iInternational law / Christina Voigt
  • The legal significance of Article 11 TFEU for EU institutions and member states / Beate Sjåfjell
  • Part II. Article 11 TFEU and the potential for reform of European business
  • Sustainable state aid : a full environmental integration into the EU's state aid rules? / Anja Wiesbrock
  • Corporate governance for sustainabilityary :the necessary reform of EU company law / Beate Sjåfjell
  • Article 11 : integrated reporting or non-financial reporting? / Charlotte Villiers and Jukka Mähönen
  • Towards an integrated product regulatory framework based on life-cycle thinking / Eléonore Maitre Ekern
  • Environmental damage insurance for sustainable business / Johanna Rosenqvist
  • The jigsaw puzzle of sustainability / Anja Wiesbrock and Beate Sjåfjell.
The relationship between environmentally sustainable development and company and business law has emerged in recent years as a matter of major concern for many scholars, policy-makers, businesses and nongovernmental organisations. This book offers a conceptual analysis of the principles of sustainable development and environmental integration in the EU legal system. It particularly focuses on Article 11 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), which states that EU activities must integrate environmental protection requirements and emphasise the promotion of sustainable development. The book gives an overview of the role played by the environmental integration principle in EU law, both at the level of European legislation and at the level of Member State practice. Contributors to the volume identify and analyse the main legal issues related to the importance of Article 11 TFEU in various policy areas of EU law affecting European businesses, such as company law, insurance and state aid. In drawing together these strands the book sets out the requirements of environmental integration and examines its impact on the regulation of business in the EU. The book will be of great use and interest to students and researchers of business law, environment law, and EU law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138019560 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
22 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
"The ACP Investment Facility, managed by EIB, is a risk-bearing revolving fund supporting investments by private and commercially run public entities in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States. It provides medium- to long-term financing through various financial instruments and thereby aims at delivering sustainable economic, social and environmental benefits. The Court concludes that the Investment Facility adds value and its operations are overall coherent with the EU development cooperation with ACP countries. The contractual obligation to inform the end beneficiaries about EIB/Investment Facility funding is however not always followed and technical assistance does not always target small and medium-sized enterprises."-- Back cover.
Green Library
87 p. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
66 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction. European Union policy on the environment aims at a high level of protection; Preventing dangerous climate change is a priority of the European Union; Public administrations play an important role in achieving climate targets
  • Audit scope and approach
  • Observations. The EU institutions and bodies have no common policies to monitor and mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions; The EU institutions and bodies do not make full use of the environmental management tools promoted by the Commission
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Annex: Audit approach for assessing green public procurement
  • Replies of: the European Council and the Council of the European Union; the European Commission; the Court of Justice of the European Union; the European Central Bank; the European Court of Auditors; the European External Action Service; the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions of the European Union; the European Investment Bank; the European Aviation Safety Agency; the European Environment Agency; the European Medicines Agency; the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs).
"For the European Union's climate policy to be credible, the EU institutions and bodies need to be at the cutting edge in designing and implementing policies to reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions. This special report examines how the EU institutions and bodies are tackling the challenge to contribute to the Union's 2020 goal of at least a 20% reduction in its emissions compared to 1990 by mitigating the impact of their administrative operations on the environment."-- Page [4] of cover.
Green Library
lix, 320 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The EU legal and policy framework
  • Environmental integration in bilateral/inter-regional agreements
  • Environmental integration in the generalised system of preferences
  • Environmental integration in external assistance
  • Environmental integration in institutionalised dialogues
  • Environmental integration through Sustainability Impact Assessments
  • Supporting environmental multilateralism.
The book examines the integration of environmental protection requirements into EU external relations focusing on unilateral, bilateral and inter-regional instruments, which have been less explored than the multilateral dimension of EU environmental policy. The book also explores for the first time the complex interplay and mutual influences between EU environmental integration initiatives and environmental multilateralism. On the one hand it identifies the legal and other instruments used by the EU to support the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements in third countries (particularly developing ones). On the other hand, it singles out the legal and other tools employed by the EU as a means to build partnerships with third countries in order to influence ongoing multilateral negotiations concerning the environment and sustainable development, or to contribute to the development of new international environmental norms in the absence of such multilateral negotiations. Ultimately, the book traces the significant evolution of the various tools deployed by the EU to integrate environmental concerns in its external relations, with a view to identifying emerging challenges and future directions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849461870 20160614
Law Library (Crown)
lxv, 507 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Scope and coverage of the EU procurement directives / by Rozen Noguellou
  • Specifications / by Martin Burgi
  • Classic procurement procedures / by Julio González García
  • New award procedures / by François Lichère
  • Qualification and shortlisting / by Michael Steinicke
  • Contract award criteria / by Marta Franch and Mireia Grau
  • Sustainable procurement / by Roberto Caranta
  • Requirements for contracts "outside" the directives / by Carina Risvig Hamer
  • Utilities procurement / by Simone Torricelli
  • Defence procurement / by Martin Trybus
  • Public private partnerships / by Sieglinde Pommer
  • Effects of EU law on contract management / by Mario Comba
  • Review bodies (including antifraud measures) / by Kris Wauters
  • Remedies / by Chris Bovis
  • Substantive law applicable to EU public contracts / by Ulrich Stelkens and Hanna Schröder
  • Award procedures for EU institutions / by Hans-Joachim Priess
  • EU public contract litigation / by Hanna Schröder and Ulrich Stelkens
  • EU public contracts : an outside view / by Denis Lemieux.
Law Library (Crown)
172 p. : ill. (partly col.), maps ; 23 cm.
  • Legal reflections on pressing marine nature conservation issues and sustainable management at the borders of the European Union / Detlef Cyzbulka
  • Introduction to the Baltic Sea / Katrin Täufer
  • Legal framework of the Baltic Sea with regard to fisheries and land-based pollution / Katrin Täufer
  • Marine protected areas in the Baltic Sea : an ecologically coherent transboundary network? / Susanne Ranft ... [et al.]
  • The legal framework governing the EU's fisheries activities in western Africa / Sybille Müller
  • Fisheries conservation and management in the south east Atlantic / Marie Bierman
  • Introduction to the Black Sea region / Lars Kramm
  • The legal framework for the protection of the marine environment of the Black Sea region and its implementation / Claire Dupont & Lars Kramm
  • The new strategic action plan for the environmental protection and rehabilitation of the Black Sea / Lars Kramm
  • Integrated approaches to risk mitigation targeting conservation and sustainable development along the Romanian Black Sea coast / Laura Alexandrov ... [et al.]
  • Black Sea marine protected areas and an approach to the creation of ecocorridors / Borys Aleksandrov
  • The Cartegena Convention : the legal framework for environmental protection in the Caribbean Sea with regard to an ecosystem approach to fisheries / Judith Foest
  • The role of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive in the protection of the marine environment at the EU's borders (and beyond?) / Aleke Stöfen
  • Specifics of existing approaches to marine resource management in Indonesia and the link to regional sustainable development / Claudia Weichel-Pastewski.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 180 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: Development of EU energy law and policy
  • The vertical division of competences between the European Union and its member states in the energy sector
  • Sector-specific regulation of the energy market : background and general overview
  • Applying EU competition law to the energy markets
  • Treaty freedoms and EU energy markets
  • State aid in the energy sector
  • Sustainable development and EU energy law
  • External elements of EU energy law
  • Cross-cutting issues : examples of areas where energy law and policy interact with other EU policies
  • Conclusion.
Offering an introduction to students on the most essential elements of EU energy law and policy, this volume will be the go-to text for those seeking knowledge of EU energy regulation and its objectives, as well as an overview of energy law. Specific topics will cover the content of sector-specific energy regulation, the application and impact of general EU law on energy markets, third party access, unbundling, investment in cross-border networks, energy trading and market supervision, the application of general EU competition law on energy markets, the impact of free movement provisions, and the application of state aid rules. A structured, step by step guide through the fundamental areas of EU energy law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198791829 20170123
Law Library (Crown)


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