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Sustainable Welfare in the EU: Promoting Synergies between Climate and Social Policies

Koch, Max LU ; Gullberg, Anne Therese; Schoyen, Mi Ah and Hvinden, Bjørn (2016) In Critical Social Policy 36(4). p.704-715
Abstract
The commentary addresses the scope for synergy between climate change policy and social policy in the European Union (EU) from a ‘sustainable welfare’ perspective. The emerging sustainable welfare approach is oriented to the satisfaction of human needs within ecological limits, in an intergenerational and global perspective. While the overall goals of EU climate policy and EU welfare policies largely reflect this orientation, there are significant differences in policy priorities. A ‘policy auditing’ approach towards sustainable welfare defines critical thresholds for matter and energy throughput to identify how much room there is for economic and societal development. However, the EU refrains from prioritizing environmental over other,... (More)
The commentary addresses the scope for synergy between climate change policy and social policy in the European Union (EU) from a ‘sustainable welfare’ perspective. The emerging sustainable welfare approach is oriented to the satisfaction of human needs within ecological limits, in an intergenerational and global perspective. While the overall goals of EU climate policy and EU welfare policies largely reflect this orientation, there are significant differences in policy priorities. A ‘policy auditing’ approach towards sustainable welfare defines critical thresholds for matter and energy throughput to identify how much room there is for economic and societal development. However, the EU refrains from prioritizing environmental over other, especially economic, goals and displays a remarkable degree of optimism in relation to the extent to which one can make these different policy goals compatible (Less)
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Climate Change, social policy, sustainable welfare, EU, synergy
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Critical Social Policy
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36
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10.1177/0261018316654614
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  abstract     = {The commentary addresses the scope for synergy between climate change policy and social policy in the European Union (EU) from a ‘sustainable welfare’ perspective. The emerging sustainable welfare approach is oriented to the satisfaction of human needs within ecological limits, in an intergenerational and global perspective. While the overall goals of EU climate policy and EU welfare policies largely reflect this orientation, there are significant differences in policy priorities. A ‘policy auditing’ approach towards sustainable welfare defines critical thresholds for matter and energy throughput to identify how much room there is for economic and societal development. However, the EU refrains from prioritizing environmental over other, especially economic, goals and displays a remarkable degree of optimism in relation to the extent to which one can make these different policy goals compatible},
  author       = {Koch, Max and Gullberg, Anne Therese and Schoyen, Mi Ah and Hvinden, Bjørn},
  keyword      = {Climate Change,social policy,sustainable welfare,EU,synergy},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {09},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {704--715},
  series       = {Critical Social Policy},
  title        = {Sustainable Welfare in the EU: Promoting Synergies between Climate and Social Policies},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0261018316654614 },
  volume       = {36},
  year         = {2016},
}