Environmental Policy Integration (EPI) is an innovative policy principle designed to deliver sustainable development. This book offers an unrivalled exploration of its conceptualization and implementation, drawing upon a set of interlinked case studies of the most common implementing instruments and the varied experience of applying them in six OECD states and the EU. Written by a team of international experts, it identifies and explains broad patterns and dynamics in what is an important area of contemporary environmental policy analysis.
This insightful account of the state-of-the-art aims to offer a valuable resource for academics interested in environmental politics and policy analysis, as well as the broader, interdisciplinary theme of 'governance for sustainable development'. It will interest advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in comparative politics, public administration and environmental politics and policy-making. Given the continuing political relevance of sustainability, it should also appeal to NGOs, think tanks and international bodies attempting to coordinate policies across and within different levels of governance.
Edited by Andrew J. Jordan, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK and Andrea Lenschow, Professor in European Integration and Policy, Department of Social Science, University of Osnabruck, Germany
Contents: Foreword by Albert Weale Preface PART I: THE CONCEPTUAL AND INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT 1. Integrating the Environment for Sustainable Development: An Introduction Andrew Jordan and Andrea Lenschow 2. Instruments for Environmental Policy Integration in 30 OECD Countries Klaus Jacob, Axel Volkery and Andrea Lenschow PART II: THE TOOLBOX OF IMPLEMENTING INSTRUMENTS 3. Administrative Instruments Adriaan Schout and Andrew Jordan 4. Green Budgeting David Wilkinson, David Benson and Andrew Jordan 5. Sustainable Development Strategies Reinhard Steurer 6. Policy Appraisal Julia Hertin, Klaus Jacob and Axel Volkery 7. Strategic Environmental Assessment Olivia Bina PART III: NATIONAL EXPERIENCES AND PROSPECTS 8. The European Union Andrew Jordan, Adriaan Schout and Martin Unfried 9. Germany Rudiger K. Wurzel 10. Norway William M. Lafferty, Olav Mosvold Larsen and Audun Ruud 11. Sweden Mans Nilsson and Asa Persson 12. The United Kingdom Duncan Russel and Andrew Jordan 13. The United States of America John Hoornbeek 14. Australia Andrew Ross PART IV: COMPARATIVE CONCLUSIONS 15. Environmental Policy Integration: An Innovation in Environmental Policy? Andrew Jordan and Andrea Lenschow Index