Title: Europe - For Better or for Worse? The EU s Better Regulation Agenda and the Environment 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2005 
Availability: A Report by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), 28 Queen Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9AB UK 
Author 1/Producer: Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) 
Other Authors/Producers: David Wilkinson, Claire Monkhouse, Martina Herodes, Andrew Farmer 
Author / Producer Type: Non-governmental organisations 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.ieep.org.uk/publications/pdfs/2005/forbetterorfor ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 400 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Sediments
Soil-->Soil Overview
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
 
Short description: 'The environmental policy community needs to fight back against the take-over by the drive for competitiveness and economic growth in EU policy-making', that is the conclusion of a report launched by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP). Speaking at a meeting in the UK Parliament, David Wilkinson (Senior Fellow and co-author of the report), outlined how the EU's current preoccupation with the Lisbon agenda for growth and jobs threatens to undermine future environmental policy, and detracts from the development of policy that is truly 'better' all round (efficient, effective, transparent, and with balanced stakeholder involvement). The report provides a strong counter-argument to the messages coming from the CBI conference this week, that regulation is crippling UK industry; and similar calls from the 'Open Europe' group of industrialists for 'less', as opposed to 'better' regulation. 
Link to Organisation(s): IEEP Institute for European Environmental Policy
 
Link to News Items(s):   Europe - For Better or for Worse? The EU's 'Better Regulation' Agenda and the Environment
Europe - For Better or for Worse? The EU's 'Better Regulation' Agenda and the Environment
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 27/03/2007