European Environmental Policy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408106894, 9781483162065

European Environmental Policy

1st Edition

East and West

Authors: Josef Füllenbach
Editors: François Duchêne
eBook ISBN: 9781483162065
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 16th July 1981
Page Count: 266
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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


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


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About the Author

Josef Füllenbach

About the Editor

François Duchêne

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