Policy instruments and modes of governance in environmental policies of the European Union: past, present and future

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Abstract

This report reviews the trends in EU policy instruments and governance modes. Prior to discussing these thereport provides definitions for and describes a typology for governance modes and policy instruments. Thereport identifies three major trends in policy instruments and policy modes of the EU based on the availableliterature and a quick scan of five EU environmental directives, regulations or policies (Habitats Directive,Renewable Energy Directive, Timber Regulation, Water Framework Directive & Common Agricultural Policy).The trends are: a move from strict compulsory settings to due diligence in new legislation, a move fromregulatory to networking, information based instruments and knowledge instruments and an increasingreliance on self-governance.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherStatutory Research Tasks Unit for Nature & the Environment (WOT Natuur & Milieu)
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

Publication series

NameWOt-technical report
No.60
ISSN (Print)2352-2739

Keywords

  • environmental policy
  • government policy
  • nature conservation
  • european union

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    Bouwma, I.

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