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Making EU environmental policy in practice: three case studies

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719075803.003.0011
Making EU environmental policy in practice: three case studies

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This chapter presents three case studies illustrating the implementation of environmental policy in European Union member states, which include the introduction of catalytic converters in cars, free access to environmentally relevant information and the establishment of a system for emissions trading in the context of climate policy. It describes and compares these three cases, also suggesting that member states generally seek to implement European measures in such ways that their economic and institutional impact is minimised.

Keywords: environmental policy; case studies; European Union; member states; catalytic converters; emissions trading; climate policy; institutional impact

Chapter.  8590 words. 

Subjects: Environment

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