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The effectiveness of instruments for environmental policies in the field of industry: regulating packaging and transport of hazardous waste.

Objective

To establish how the specific institutional context in each country affects the implementation of environmental policy so that conflicts between the various administrative levels can be understood and addressed.

OBJECTIVES:
To establish how the specific institutional context in each country affects the implementation of environmental policy so that conflicts between the various administrative levels can be understood and addressed.
DESCRIPTION:
Comparative case-studies are carried out in respect of the packaging regulation and the transport of hazardous waste. These case studies cover five countries and are both cross sectoral and transnational in scope.
This comparative analysis answers two main research questions:
i) Which policy instruments are used for the regulation of the environmental problems in these sectors selected EU member countries?
ii) In what way does the institutional setting in these countries influence the effectiveness of the environmental policy instruments?
The research consists of four phases:
i) elaboration of a framework for analysis;
ii) implementation of ten "in-depth" case studies;
iii) systematic comparison between the case study materials;
iv) discussion and refinement of the results following a dialogue with representatives of the various "stakeholders" in the national and EU level environmental policy development process.
The implications of the project results for the further development of EU environmental policy are addressed.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Address
50,Burgemeester Oudlaan
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Participants (3)

Freie Universität Berlin
Germany
Address
53,Schwendenerstrasse
14195 Berlin
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
9,Heroon Polytechniou 9
15780 Athens
Universiteit Gent
Belgium
Address
4,Hoveniersberg
9000 Gent