The Kyoto Protocol, the Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal, the Vienna Convention for the protection of the ozone layer and the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer: These International Treaties ratified by the European Union, as all those related to environmental protection, are mixed agreements: they are negotiated and ratified by both the European Union and the Member States. This book gives the key to understanding the mixed agreements phenomenon: Why do both the EU and its Member States enter these Treaties? How is this joint participation organized? Under which conditions did the third parties accept it? What is the impact of this situation on the EU capacity to become a leader a global environmental governance leader? The specificities of the European integration are the core of this book, as well as the daily political challenges arising from the complexity and novelty which characterize the EU.
|Number of pages||204|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|