This book explains the EU's climate policies in an accessible way, to demonstrate the step-by-step approach that has been used to develop these policies, and the ways in which they have been tested and further improved in the light of experience. The latest changes to the legislation are fully explained throughout.
The chapters throughout this volume show that no single policy instrument can bring down greenhouse gas emissions. The challenge facing the EU, as for many countries that have made pledges under the Paris Agreement, is to put together a toolbox of policy instruments that is coherent, delivers emissions reductions, and is cost-effective. The book stands out by the fact it covers the EU's emissions trading system, the energy sector and other economic sectors, including their development in the context of international climate policy.
This accessible book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and policy makers alike.
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1. Have 25 Years of EU Climate Policy Delivered?
2. The Paris Agreement
Jos Delbeke, Artur Runge-Metzger, Yvon Slingenberg, and Jake Werksman
3. How Economic Analysis Shaped the EU’s 2020 and 2030 Target Setting
Tom Van Ierland and Stefaan Vergote
4. The EU Emissions Trading System
Damien Meadows, Peter Vis, and Peter Zapfel
5. The Effort Sharing Regulation
Artur Runge-Metzger and Tom Van Ierland
6. Energy-Related Policies and Integrated Governance
Artur Runge-Metzger, Stefaan Vergote, and Peter Vis
7. Transport Emissions from Road, Aviation and Shipping
Damien Meadows, Alex Paquot and Peter Vis
8. Agriculture and Forestry in the EU’s 2030 Climate Target
Artur Runge-Metzger and Peter Wehrheim
9. Mainstreaming Climate Change in EU Policies
Christian Holzleitner, Philip Owen, Yvon Slingenberg, and Jake Werksman
10. Ten Personal Reflections on the Difficult Journey Towards Climate Neutrality