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Cases in Climate Change Policy : Political Reality in the European Union.

Author: Ragnar E Lofsted; Ute Collier
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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This volume examines case studies on EU countries' policy to combat climate change, examining the constraints of and opportunities for the implementation of climate change strategies in these countries. The introductory section provides an overview of the climate change problem and its potential effects, examining the roles of different greenhouse gases, the main emission sources, the likely consequences of climate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lofsted, Ragnar E.
Cases in Climate Change Policy : Political Reality in the European Union.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ragnar E Lofsted; Ute Collier
ISBN: 9781134178384 1134178387
OCLC Number: 884017060
Notes: Sweden's Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
Description: 1 online resource (221 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgements; Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables; Abbreviations and Acronyms; 1 The Climate Change Challenge; Introduction; The Threat of Climate Change; Options for Emission Reductions; Developing Response Strategies; Emerging Policy Responses: The International Level; The EU Response; National and Local Strategies; The Following Chapters; 2 The Energy Dimension; Introduction; The Role of CO2-Free Electricity Generating Sources. The Possible Contributions of New and Developing Renewable EnergiesEnergy Efficiency; Low CO2 Fossil Fuel Technologies; New Opportunities in a Liberalized Energy Market?; Conclusions: What Does the Future Hold?; 3 Routes of Reducing Transport-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Introduction; The Evolution of Car Dependence; Sustainable Transport Strategies; Traditional Objectives of Land Use Planning; Land Use Planning as a Climate Change Policy Instrument; Conclusion: Planning for Access and Real Wealth; 4 The EU and Climate Change Policy: The Struggle over Policy Competences; Introduction. Emission Characteristics of the EUSubsidiarity and the Lack of EU Competences in Energy Policy; Attempts at Defining a Common Climate Change Strategy; Reliance on National and Local Action; Conclusions: What Future Role for the EU?; 5 Leadership and Unification: Climate Change Policies in Germany; Introduction; The German Emission Profile; The Evolution of Climate Change Policy in Germany; Energy Measures; Reducing Emissions from Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation; The Transport Dimension; Local Authorities: the Real Policy Leaders?; Concluding Remarks. 6 'Windfall' Emission Reductions in the UKIntroduction; Emission Trends in Greenhouse Gases; The UK Climate Change Programme; Changes in Energy Related Emissions: Relying on the 'Dash for Gas'; Developments in Transport Policy; Climate Change and Local Government; Conclusions; 7 Italy: Implementation Gaps and Budget Deficits; Introduction; Greenhouse Gas Emission Trends; The Italian Climate Change Programme; Energy Measures: Reducing Fossil Fuel Dependency; Transport Sector Developments; Local Climate Change Policies; Conclusions; 8 France: Relying on Past Reductions and Nuclear Power. IntroductionFrench Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Relying on Past Reductions; France' s Climate Change Policy; Energy Measures; Transport Policies; Local and Regional Authority Initiatives; Conclusions; 9 Spain: Fast Growth in CO2 Emissions; Introduction; Spanish Greenhouse Gas Emissions; The National Programme for Climate Change; Energy Measures; Transport Policies; Regional and Local Authorities and the Private Sector; Conclusions: Assessment of Current Strategies and Feasibility of Further Action; 10 Sweden: The Dilemma of a Proposed Nuclear Phase Out; Introduction.

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This volume examines case studies on EU countries' policy to combat climate change, examining the constraints of and opportunities for the implementation of climate change strategies in these countries. The introductory section provides an overview of the climate change problem and its potential effects, examining the roles of different greenhouse gases, the main emission sources, the likely consequences of climate change and the scope for abatement and adapation. The second part consists of six detailed case studies on diverse national strategies. The book concludes with a comparative analysi.

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