Environmental Policies for Air Pollution and Climate Change in the New Europe: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Environmental Policies for Air Pollution and Climate Change in the New Europe

1st Edition

By Caterina De Lucia

Routledge

126 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Description

The interlinked issues of air pollution and energy policies in an enlarged Europe are currently subjects of major interest in economic, environmental, geography and regional sciences. This interest is understandable given the considerable consequences on human health and on climate change issues at not only a European, but a global level. In addition, the recent effects of economic fluctuation and oil prices as well as the actual restructuring of the European energy supply and security market raise a great deal of policy challenges. These issues have become an increasingly relevant concern, as the optimal design of policy by centralised European institutions has come under greater scrutiny.

This book presents an integrated approach to recent regulations on air pollution with particular emphasis on transborder air pollution, climate change and energy policies in the new Europe. This integrated vision embraces the extent to which global pollution influences policy decisions at different institutional levels; the magnitude, by virtue of policy simulation analysis, of environmental policy tools (i.e. environmental taxes) on aggregate welfare and transboundary air emissions fluxes in light of the recent enlargement process; the European Trading System and its flexible mechanisms to curb carbon emissions and fulfil the European Union Kyoto Protocol’s commitments; and the developments of the new European energy strategy and its interdependencies across energy requirements, innovation, competitiveness and climate change.

The book is primarily aimed at Postgraduates and Postdoctoral research students in economics, environmental economics, environmental sciences, or environmental policy disciplines. However, it should also be of interest to environmental economists, energy policy analysts, members of governmental and non-governmental agencies dealing with environmental policy, climate change or air pollution.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. European Air Pollution Regulation 3. A Case Study on Modelling Transboundary Air Pollution Policy in an Enlarged Europe 4. Market Based Approach to Air Pollution and Climate Change 5. New EU Policy Initiatives for Air Pollution and Climate Change

About the Author

Caterina De Lucia is Research Fellow in Environmental Economics at the University of York, UK and the University of Foggia, Italy. She is also Lecturer in Environmental Economics at the Technical University of Bari, Italy

About the Series

Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics

Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics was established in 2001 and has since provided a key port of call for leading research in the field. As well as the core discipline of environmental economics, the remit of the series extends to natural resources, ecological economics, environmental studies and environmental science, with issues explored including energy, permit trading, valuation, taxation and climate change. The series is edited by Nick Hanley of the University of St Andrews.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUS069020
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUS092000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General
BUS099000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics