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Towards a decarbonized green state? The politics of low-carbon governance in Sweden

Hildingsson, Roger LU and Khan, Jamil LU (2015) In Rethinking the Green State: Environmental Governance towards Climate and Sustainability Transitions Routledge Studies in Sustainability. p.156-173
Abstract
In this chapter we explore how a decarbonized green state might develop. Climate governance provides venues towards decarbonization and for greening the state by steering and enabling transformative social change. We study low-carbon transitions in Sweden in a set of policy sectors for their potential to reduce carbon emissions, spur innovation and enter policy paths towards decarbonization. Sweden has been successful in supporting transitions in the energy sector but decarbonization is not institutionalized in the transport and industry sectors. While lacking a strategic focus on long-term decarbonization climate policy is dominated by the market-liberal norm of cost-efficiency.
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progressive incrementalism, climate governance, green state, decarbonization, transformative change, low-carbon transition
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Rethinking the Green State: Environmental Governance towards Climate and Sustainability Transitions
editor
Bäckstrand, Karin and Kronsell, Annica
volume
Routledge Studies in Sustainability
pages
156 - 173
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Earthscan Publications Ltd.
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978-1-138-79251-7
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Governing transitions towards Low-Carbon Energy and Transport Systems for 2050
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English
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  volume       = {Routledge Studies in Sustainability},
  year         = {2015},
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