Central institutions and actors

Christoph Knill and Duncan Liefferink

in Environmental Politics in the European Union

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780719075803
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701461 | DOI:
Central institutions and actors

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This chapter analyses the general institutional and procedural conditions involved in the design of European environmental policies, and describes the main actors and institutions active in the formulation of the European Union (EU) environmental policy, focusing on the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Atomic Agency. It identifies private actors who exerted influence on the formation of European environmental policies and looks at the role of the EU in international environmental institutions.

Keywords: environmental policies; procedural conditions; European Union; European Commission; European Parliament; European Atomic Agency; international environmental institutions

Chapter.  7158 words. 

Subjects: Environment

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