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Governance Structures for Nanotechnology Regulation in the European Union

Editors' Summary: The United States is not the only government facing the challenges of nanotechnology regulation. The European Union (EU) is also contemplating a regulatory mechanism for this new technology. Prof. Geert van Calster...

Emissions Trading: Lessons From SO2 and NOx Emissions Allowance and Credit Systems Legal Nature, Title, Transfer, and Taxation of Emission Allowances and Credits

I. Introduction

Emissions trading is increasingly recognized as a cost-effective policy instrument to reduce the concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in our atmosphere. The concept, which until recently was treated with...

International Corporate Environmental Compliance and Auditing Programs

Editors' Summary: As environmental laws throughout the world impose stricter requirements on corporations, international organizations are increasingly emphasizing the importance of corporate environmental auditing programs. This...

Fitting the Environmental Piece Into the Maastricht Puzzle

Editors' Summary: Under the Maastricht Treaty, the nations that are members of the European Union (EU) together must develop common European environmental policies. Toward this end, the European Commission has proposed EU-wide...

Environmental Trade Barriers and International Competitiveness

Editors' Summary: In their attempts to promote environmental protection domestically, countries are adopting measures that have impacts beyond their borders -- primarily on international trade. The interrelationship of environmental...