This paper analyses to what extent the new EC Directive on Environmental Liability sets an incentive for the potentially liable parties to invest in measures to minimise risk and through a system of strict liability triggers precautionary measures that go beyond the existing legal requirements. The paper is available for download.Read more
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A tool to implement the precautionary principle?
The expert opinion outlines the current status of the modernisation efforts within the German water sector against the background of sustainable water management principles. Furthermore, it evaluates the current discussion on plans of the European Commission towards increasing competition in the field of "services of general economic interest" related to water service issues. It additionally highlights the risks and potentials of these developments for the German water sector.Read more
EU Legislation on river basin management and the reduction of nutrient pollution
Hansen, Wenke; Tanja Dräger and Ruta Landgrebe 2004: Capacity Building on the Community's Environmental Policy. EU Legislation on river basin management and the reduction of nutrient pollution. Ecologic - Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Berlin.
Was bringt Ihnen die Aarhus-Konvention?
This brochure introduces the Aarhus Convention and shows which rights to information, to participation and to file suit citizens are entitled to in the area of the environment, and how they can exercise these rights.
Review of laws, policies and instruments
Dworak, Thomas 2003: Legal and policy framework for flood prevention and remediation in Germany. Review of laws, policies and instruments. For the Séminaire EPR "aspects of flood risk management in Europe". Comparison of six national practices in vulnerability reduction and compensations: Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland. Berlin.Read more
Environmentally Harmful Subsidies in the Water Sector
Strategically Harvesting Environmental Lessons from Abroad
As state and local governments in the U.S. respond to demanding and complex environmental challenges, environmental policies and best practices from overseas are serving as important models. The reasons are clear – countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Australia have addressed similar environmental challenges by developing and implementing creative and often highly successful solutions. The adaptation of international best practices and innovation in environmental policies represents an important and powerful paradigm shift – from one of exporting environmental expertise and dollars, to one of importing good ideas from around the globe. The paper is available for download.
Kokott, Juliane; Axel Klaphake; Simon Marr et al. 2002: Ausgestaltung der Umwelthaftung in internationalen, europäischen und nationalen Haftungsregimen sowie Methoden der Schadensberechnung. [Gutachten im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamts entstanden im Rahmen des Forschungsvorhabens FKZ 201 18 101]. St. Gallen: Universität St. Gallen.Read more
Legal and Practical Approaches to MEA-WTO Linkages