This text explores the effectiveness of British organizations and groups in the environmental field in responding to the challenge of European integration. It examines the relative European orientation of British environmental policy and the impact of British concerns, organizations and processes on European environmental policy. The authors explore issues of environmental diplomacy, institutional dynamics, and policy debates relating to specific environmental concerns such as pollution, land use, transport and natural conservation. Presenting examples throughout, the book draws together contributions from leading academics and practitioners at the British/Europe and the environmental interface, from institutions and organizations such as the DOE, European Commission, WWF and CPRE. The changing context of international relations and global environmental politics, as well as links with Eastern Europe, helps frame the analysis which looks towards future strategies for the British environmental sector in Europe. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to a broad range of institutions and policy sectors within the environmental field.
Philip Lowe is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University, UK. Stephen Ward is a lecturer in European Politics at Salford University,UK. He previously worked as a research officer on an ESRC funded project examining the imapct of Europeanisation on the British environmental sector.