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The Effectiveness of Instruments for Environmental Policies in the Field of Industry: Regulation Packaging and Transport of Hazardous Waste

The Effectiveness of Instruments for Environmental Policies in the Field of Industry: Regulation Packaging and Transport of Hazardous Waste

The number of EU directives and regulations that shape the environmental policy of the Member States has increased substantially over the last decades. At the same time it has become evident that in many areas implementation of the European guidelines has occurred only in an insufficient manner and that the effectiveness is limited.

The study INSTRUFECT of the European Union is analysing the relationship between environmental instruments, institutions and national policy making styles as well as their effect on the efficiency of environmental measures.

Case studies compare the implementation of the EU packaging directive (94/62/EC) and the EU directive on cross-border transport of hazardous materials (259/93/EC) and their effects in six Member States; Greece, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Ecologic was commissioned to conduct a detailed case study on German policy concerning packaging as well as an analysis of the development and the content of the EU packaging directive and the EU directive on cross-border transport of hazardous materials.

In order to present the results of the study to the public, Ecologic organised a workshop with the scientists and policy experts who contributed to the project.


Funding
European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)
Partner
Partner
Freie Universität Berlin, Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU), Germany
Ghent University (UGent), Belgium
Team
Walter Kahlenborn
Tilmann Eichstädt
Duration
May 1996 to May 1998
Project ID
930
Keywords
Waste, Instruments for environmental policies, Institutions, Packaging Directive, European Packaging Regulation, Transport of hazardous waste, Regulation, Directive, Europe