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13:00 - 14:00 25 February 2013

Designing Environmental Protection in the European Union


B15 | Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Dr Colin Provost, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, UCL Political Science

The implementation of regulatory policy is central to protecting our environment and our natural resources. Whether businesses comply with environmental regulations depends heavily on the design and enforcement of such regulations. The European Union has long had a reputation for high standards coupled with flexible enforcement that makes for more cooperative compliance, but some scholars argue that the European Union’s system of checks and balances and its expansion of judicially-enforceable rights are leading its policies down a path of legalistic and rigid enforcement standards. I examine these claims and what they mean for the future of environmental protection in the European Union and beyond.


Rosemary Willatt
0207 679 1261 | r.willatt@ucl.ac.uk


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