Despite bringing prosperity, industrialisation generally leads toincreasing levels of pollution which has a detrimental impact onthe environment. In response, legislation which seeks to control orprevent such impact has become common. Similarly, climatechange and energy security have become major drivers for theregulatory regimes that have emerged in the energy field. Given theglobal or regional scope of many environmental problems,international cooperation is often necessary to ensure suchlegislation is effective. The EU and the UK have contributed to thedevelopment of the environmental and energy law regimescurrently in force, spanning across international, transnationaland national levels. At the same time, practical responses toenvironmental and energy problems have largely been the focus ofengineers, scientists and other technical experts. Environmental & Energy Law attempts to bridge theknowledge gap between legal developments designed to achieveenvironmental and/or energy-related objectives and the practical,scientific and technical considerations applicable to the sameenvironmental problems. In particular, it attempts to convey abroad range of topical issues in environmental and energy law, fromclimate and energy regulation, technology innovation and transfer,to pollution control, environmental governance and enforcement. Inaddition the book outlines key sector specific legal regimes(including water, waste and air quality management), focusing onissues or topics that are particularly relevant to bothenvironmental and energy lawyers, and engineering, science andtechnology-oriented professionals and students. In this vein,the book guides the reader on some basic practical applications ofthe law within scientific, engineering and other practicalsettings. The book will be useful to all those working or studying in theenvironmental or energy arena, including law students, legalprofessionals, engineering and science students and professionals.By adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to environmental andenergy law, the book embraces all readerships and helps to addressthe often thorny problem of communication between scientists,engineers, lawyers and policy-makers.