European Union Environmental Law & Policy | L4037

In the last 25 years, the European Union (EU) has become a leading player in the context of European environmental legislation and policy making. Of particular interest has been the relationship between economic development, which serves as the underpinning of the EU's single market, and environmental protection, the importance of which is clearly set out in the European Community Treaty. Matters dealing with climate change, genetically modified organisms, and recycling are now dealt with on a regular basis at EU level. These matters have impacts, both internally in the EU's 25 member states, as well as internationally where companies, including U.S. firms, must abide by EU standards in order to market products in the world's largest single market. This course considers the history of EU environmental policy, the current legal basis of EU environmental activities, seminal court decisions involving environmental protection, and the growing role of the EU in setting world standards in environmental protection.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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