The global importance of EU climate policy: an introduction

Rayner, Tim, Szulecki, Kacper, Jordan, Andrew J. ORCID: and Oberthür, Sebastian (2023) The global importance of EU climate policy: an introduction. In: Handbook on European Union Climate Change Policy and Politics. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 1-21. ISBN 9781789906974

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Among the countries and organisations subscribing to the objective of ‘climate neutrality’ by the middle of the twenty-first century, the European Union is a rather distinctive actor, whose long-standing efforts to deliver decarbonisation deserve particularly close attention. The chapter begins with a brief outline of the main actors, institutions and policy processes involved in the EU climate policy process. This is followed by a chronological account of the evolution of EU climate policy and politics, including key instruments such as the Emissions Trading System, covering the period from the early 1990s up to the 2019 European Green Deal and 2021 ‘Fit for 55’ package of measures. The final section explains the rationale for the structure of the book, and summarizes the aims and objectives of the following 25 chapters.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/climate_action
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Environmental Social Sciences
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Science, Society and Sustainability
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Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2023 12:30
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2024 12:30
DOI: 10.4337/9781789906981.00011


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