Global standards and EU environmental law

The purpose of this presentation is to map, examine, and analyze the role of the EU in participating in the setting of international environmental standards, as well as the implementation of these standards within the supranational EU legal order. In a first section, the presentation will define and delineate what are considered to be “international environmental standards” for the purpose of this contribution. Once the relevant set of relevant international environmental standards has been determined in a first substantive section of the chapter, attention turns towards two key aspects: i) the EU’s participation in global environmental standard-setting bodies and organizations; ii) the implementation of global environmental standards within the EU, through instruments such as Directives and Regulations; and iii) the role of stakeholder participation.