Part VI Actors and Institutions, Ch.37 Regional Economic Integration Organizations the European Union as an Example
Edited By: Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, Ellen Hey
- Sustainable development — EU Treaty
Although there are a number of regional economic integration organizations such as Mercosur in Latin America, ASEAN in Asia, NAFTA in North America, that also have environmental issues on their agenda, this chapter will focus on the European Union (EU). There are several justifications for this decision, the most relevant is that the EU, through the European Community (EC), is the only regional organization that has the declared policy to pursue both the objectives of economic growth and environmental protection, because it accepts that, in the long term, it...