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CONTENTS Chapter 1: Introduction Importance of the Study of the Environment for Humans 1 Overview of Europe 4 What/Who is Europe 19 Introduction to Regime Theory 21 The Process of Regime Formation 32 Improving the Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes 38 Applicability of Regime Theory to Environmental Problems 39 Conclusion 41 Chapter 2: The Organizational Structure of the European Union Introduction 43 History of Integration of the European Nations 43 Treaties and Acts Amending the Founding Treaties 45 Governing Structure of the European Union 52 The European Environment Agency 78 The Role of the Public in EU Policymaking 84 Conclusion 88 Chapter 3: The European Environment Introduction 89 History of Environmental Policy Development 92 Environmental Action Programmes in the European Union 102 Summary 111 Chapter 4: Problems and Successes in European Union Environmental Policy Introduction 113 Case Studies 116 Implementation of Environmental Regulations 142 Monitoring Effectiveness 146 Summary 148 Chapter 5: A Comparative Evaluation of the European Union and the United States Introduction 150 The United States Environment 150 Global Warming 159 Environmental Liability 168 Hazardous Waste 179 Solid Waste 180 Soil Erosion183 Water Pollution 184 Land-Use Planning 189 Conclusion 191 Chapter 6: Conclusions Introduction 194 Factors Leading to Environmental Policy Success in the European Union 194 Application to International Environmental Regimes 196 Conclusion 201
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Sustainable development -- European Union countries.
Environmental policy -- European Union countries.