European Environmental Policy

European Environmental Policy

East and West

1st Edition - July 16, 1981

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  • Author: Josef Füllenbach
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483162065

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European Environmental Policy: East and West focuses on areas of cooperation between Eastern and Western Europe in the field of environmental protection. This text explores the various economic and political circumstances in East and West within which the environmental problem arises, and which will determine the possibilities of reaching a solution. This book also examines results and opportunities still open for East-West environmental cooperation. This text has 10 chapters and begins with a brief presentation of the problem areas, followed by a survey of existing legislative and organizational arrangements. The next chapters analyze the forms of environmental cooperation practiced in Comecon countries; the influence of the structural characteristics of socialist economic integration on collaboration in the environmental field; and the causes of environmental problems that are specific to East and West. The limitations and possibilities of cooperation between East and West are then discussed, with emphasis on sub-regional cooperation between those countries faced with a specific transnational pollution problem, namely, the countries bordering the Baltic and the river Danube. This book will be of interest to planners and decision makers involved in environmental policy and protection, especially in Europe.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Part 1 Introduction

    Part 2 Environmental Policy and Action in Eastern Europe

    Chapter 1 Environmental Problems and Their Solutions at National Level

    1.1 The German Democratic Republic (DDR)

    1.2 Environmental Problems and Their Attempted Solution in Czechoslovakia

    1.3 Environmental Problems and Their Attempted Solution in Poland

    1.4 Environmental Problems and Their Attempted Solution in the USSR

    Chapter 2 Environmental Co-operation in CMEA (Comecon)

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Environmental Co-operation between Individual Comecon Members

    2.3 Environmental Co-operation at Comecon Level

    Part 3 Economic System and Environmental Protection

    Chapter 3 Introduction

    Chapter 4 Causes of Environmental Damage

    4.1 Causes Which are Not Determined by the Economic System

    4.2 Price as a Cause of Environmental Problems

    4.3 Ideological Prejudices

    4.4 The Primacy of Production

    Chapter 5 Instruments of Environmental Policy

    5.1 'Moral Persuasion'

    5.2 Economic Measures for Environmental Protection

    5.3 Environmental Instruments under Socialism

    Chapter 6 Conclusions

    Part 4 East-West Co-operation in Environmental Protection

    Chapter 7 Introduction

    Chapter 8 Basic Considerations of East-West Environmental Cooperation

    Chapter 9 Bilateral Environmental Co-operation between East and West

    9.1 Examples

    9.2 Cross-Border Environmental Problems between the Federal Republic and the German Democratic Republic

    Chapter 10 Multilateral Environmental Co-operation between East and West

    10.1 The Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE)

    10.2 The United Nations' Economic Commission for Europe

    10.3 Relations between Comecon and the EEC

    10.4 Selected Multinational Problems of Environmental Policy in East-West Relations

    Part 5 Conclusions

    Part6 Postscript



    Index of Persons

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 266
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1981
  • Published: July 16, 1981
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483162065

About the Author

Josef Füllenbach

About the Editor

François Duchêne

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