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Title The new climate policies of the European Union : internal legislation and climate diplomacy / Sebastian Oberthür and Marc Pallemaerts (eds.) ; with Claire Roche Kelly
Published Brussels : VUBPRESS, [2010]


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Description 339 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
regular print
Series IES publication series ; nr. 15
Publication series (Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Institute for European Studies) ; no. 15
Contents Introduction / Claire Roche Kelly, Sebastian Oberthür and Marc Pallemaerts -- The EU's internal and external climate policies : an historical overview / Sebastian Oberthür and Marc Pallemaerts -- The EU emissions trading system revised (Directive 2009/29/EC) / Jon Birger Skjærseth and Jørgen Wettestad -- From sharing the burden to sharing the effort : Decision 406/2009/EC on Member State Emission Targets for Non-ETS Sectors / Nuno Lacasta ... [et al.] -- The EU's new renewable energy directive (2009/28/EC) / Tom Howes -- The legal framework for carbon capture and storage in the EU (Directive 2009/31/EC) / Joana Chiavari -- Mitigating CO₂ emissions from cars in the EU (Regulation (EC) No 443/2009) / Patrick ten Brink -- The German paradox : climate leader and green car laggard / Christian Hey -- Assessing EU assistance for adaptation to climate change in developing countries : a southern perspective / Jessica Ayers, Saleemul Huq and Achala Chandani -- The sustainability of the EU's model for climate diplomacy / Louise van Schaik -- Russia and the international climate change regime / Wybe Th. Douma, Michale Kozeltsev and Julia Dobrolyubova -- Public perceptions of climate change and energy issues in the EU and the United States / Camilla Adelle and Sirini Withana
Summary Climate change has taken centre stage in Eurpean and international politics. The fourth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released in 2007, confirmedthat climate change is on eof the most serious threats to international security and the well-being of human kind. At the European level, climate change has become a major agenda item regularly discussed by the European Council. Internationally, the issue has become one of "high politics". Since 2005, it has been a top priority of the G-8 Summits, and both the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly have placed it high on their agendas. World leaders are rallying to achieve a new global deal to combat global warming under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Overall, there is hardly any high-level political encounter in which the issue is not discussed. --
The European Union as established itself as the most ptrominent international leader on the issue. It has been one of the most fervent supporters of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, striving to sustain its leadership in the efforts to reach a new global agreement post-2012. The EU has also increasingly underpinned its international leadership position with domestic action. Most prominently, it introduced a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme in 2005. The Period 2007-2008 saw a major overhaul and leap forward in the development of a renewed EU framework of policy and legislation to address climate change. Most importantly, the new EU climate policies include a set of legislative acts adopted in early 2009 and known as the "climate and energy package" that is designed to acheve the EU's target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% and increasing the share of renewable energies to 20% by 2020. --
This volume provides a timely overview and assessment of the development of the new EU climate policies with a focus on the new climate and energy package. Are EU climate policies sufficient to meet the environmental, economic and political challenge posed by global climate change? How do international and domestic climate poliies of the EU intereact and are they mutually supportive? What are the prospects for the EU keeping its international leadership in the face of a more engaged US and increasingly assertive emerging economies? In addressing these questions, the volume aims to enhance understanding and contribute to further discussions on the current and potential reole of the EU in the fight against climate change. --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Climatic changes -- Government policy -- European Union countries.
Climatic changes -- Law and legislation -- European Union countries.
Environmental law -- European Union countries.
Author Kelly, Claire Roche.
Oberthür, Sebastian.
Pallemaerts, Marc.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Institute for European Studies.
ISBN 9054876077