About the Author
Lorenzo Squintani is Senior Lecturer in European and Economic Law at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands. He is founder and member of the managing board of the U4 Environmental Law Network and a member of the managing boards of the European Environmental Law Forum, and of the Journal for European Environmental and Planning Law. His research and teaching interests include EU substantive law and EU environmental and climate law and he has authored several publications in the area of European environmental and climate law. Dr Squintani regularly advises Dutch, European Union, and international institutions on environmental issues.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: minimum harmonisation in European environmental law; 1. Gold-plating: a misleading overarching concept; 2. Green-plating and environmental protection; 3. Green-plating and legal certainty; 4. Green-plating and economic development; Conclusions: proceduralising member states' choice regarding green-plating.