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Clearing the Air: European Advances in Tackling Acid Rain and Atmospheric Pollution

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By: Jorgen Wettestad


Hardback | Apr 2002 | #136345 | ISBN: 0754609596
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Offers the first in-depth analysis of the 1999 Gothenburg Protocol within the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) and the 2001 EU National Emission Ceilings (NEC) directives.


Introduction - the changing politics of European air pollution control; Studying European air pollution politics - the conceptual lenses; Background and baseline - European air pollution politics in the 1980s; CLRTAP's significant leap forward in the 1990s - negotiating the 1999 Gothenburg Protocol; How the EU took up the challenge of acidification and smog in the 1990s - the acidification strategy and NEC directive; Comparing the EU and CLRTAP - explaining policy differences, and why they are so small; Implementing stronger European air pollution policies - will high hopes in Brussels and Geneva be dashed in London?; Summing up and looking ahead - constructive interplay between the EU and CLRTAP.

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