Regulation, Enforcement and Governance in Environmental Law is an updated edition of Richard Macrory's most influential writings. Spanning his entire career, these are all works which have helped shape contemporary environmental law and policy. The book includes the full text of his 2006 Cabinet Office Review on Regulatory Sanctions, new chapters on the Climate Change Act 2008, the Environment Tribunal, and analysis of recent leading cases.
Regulation, Enforcement and Governance in Environmental Law is divided into six thematic sections: Regulatory reform, Institutional Reform and Change, Dynamics of Environmental Law, Courts and the Environment, Europe and the Environment, and Supra-national enforcement of environmental law.
Richard Macrory is a barrister and Professor of Environmental Law at University College, London where he is director of the Centre for Law and the Environment and the UCL Carbon Capture Legal Programme. He is one of the most distinguished and experienced environmental lawyers in the UK, who has pioneered the development of this field of law and was the UK's first professor of environmental law.
Reviews of the first edition
"This book is surely destined to become a 'must read' for anyone (academic, practitioner or student) interested in the development of regulation, enforcement, and environmental governance."
– P Bishop, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Journal
"An excellent reference work on environmental law [...] an extremely important and valuable edition to the environmental lawyer's bookshelf."
– C Abbot, Journal of Environmental Law
"It is a rare to find a volume which consumes one's attention for 765 pages – and rarer still that such a blockbuster be a law book [...] This book is not solely for environmental enthusiasts – it should be essential reading for anyone concerned with the institutional reform, transparency and accountability in the UK and EU."
– C MacKenzie, Cambridge Law Journal