Climate Change Policy in the European Union by Andrew Jordan

By Andrew Jordan

The eu Union (EU) has emerged as a number one governing physique within the foreign fight to manipulate weather switch. The transformation that has happened in its regulations and associations has profoundly affected weather switch politics on the foreign point and inside its 27 Member States. yet how has this been completed whilst the european includes such a lot of degrees of governance, while political management in Europe is so dispersed and the coverage offerings are specifically tough? Drawing on numerous unique case reports spanning the interlinked demanding situations of mitigation and version, this quantity deals an unrivalled account of ways diversified actors wrestled with the advanced governance dilemmas linked to weather coverage making. commencing up the EU's internal workings to non-specialists, it presents a point of view at the manner that the european governs, in addition to exploring its skill to take care of a number one place in overseas weather swap politics.

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2000 and, eventually, the gradual Europeanisation of national climate policy. By 2005, events had moved on so much that the Commission started to believe that by leading the world on this issue, the EU could achieve many other goals, such as spurring technological innovation, increasing energy security and creating jobs. This is not to deny that some of its policy proposals after 2000 were weakened – sometimes significantly – by the Council, but for reasons that are elaborated upon in Chapter 3, Member States found it increasingly difficult to block progress and steadily more and more EU-level policies were adopted.

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Cambridge University Press 2010. 2009 5:18PM Andrew Jordan et al. What is ‘the problem’? Problem perception dilemmas An important choice concerns ‘the problem’ to be confronted. Problems of course come in many different forms. In the public policy literature, references can be found to different types of problem. These range from relatively well structured ones that involve few governors and a small range of policy alternatives, to much more complex (or ‘wicked’) ones (Mitroff and Sagasti 1973) which are more unstructured, have few obvious solutions and involve many actors.

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