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EU:s klimatpolitik - förhandlingsvägen till framgång

Kvist, Peter (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Eleven years after broking the Kyoto-protocol, the European Union still stands in the front line, combating climate change. How come the EU, with 27 diversified states, is able to integrate its members to what is widely considered the most progressive climate policy in the world? This thesis takes a closer look at the negotiations that have shaped EU climate policy. Using negotiation-models to categorize different aspects of EU climate

negotiations, several key-findings are presented. The thesis concludes that while EU entered the Kyoto-protocol with little to lose because of external factors like previous energy-reforms in key member countries, it had plenty to win in global influence and the satisfaction of an overwhelmingly... (More)
Eleven years after broking the Kyoto-protocol, the European Union still stands in the front line, combating climate change. How come the EU, with 27 diversified states, is able to integrate its members to what is widely considered the most progressive climate policy in the world? This thesis takes a closer look at the negotiations that have shaped EU climate policy. Using negotiation-models to categorize different aspects of EU climate

negotiations, several key-findings are presented. The thesis concludes that while EU entered the Kyoto-protocol with little to lose because of external factors like previous energy-reforms in key member countries, it had plenty to win in global influence and the satisfaction of an overwhelmingly Kyoto-positive public. EU's continuous commitment to the climate issues will be costlier for its members, but now the EU is caught in its own and others rhetoric, linking the EU to positive action in climate politics. However, the linkage between the EU's identity and climate politics has had so many positive effects for the EU-image that it probably wouldn't change course even if it could. (Less)
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author
Kvist, Peter
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Europeiska Unionen, EU, Förhandlingar, Klimatförändringen, Klimatförhandlingar, Klimatpolitik, Kyotoprotokollet, Köpenhamnsprotokollet, Miljöpolitik, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1317085
date added to LUP
2008-06-16
date last changed
2008-06-16
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  abstract     = {Eleven years after broking the Kyoto-protocol, the European Union still stands in the front line, combating climate change. How come the EU, with 27 diversified states, is able to integrate its members to what is widely considered the most progressive climate policy in the world? This thesis takes a closer look at the negotiations that have shaped EU climate policy. Using negotiation-models to categorize different aspects of EU climate

negotiations, several key-findings are presented. The thesis concludes that while EU entered the Kyoto-protocol with little to lose because of external factors like previous energy-reforms in key member countries, it had plenty to win in global influence and the satisfaction of an overwhelmingly Kyoto-positive public. EU's continuous commitment to the climate issues will be costlier for its members, but now the EU is caught in its own and others rhetoric, linking the EU to positive action in climate politics. However, the linkage between the EU's identity and climate politics has had so many positive effects for the EU-image that it probably wouldn't change course even if it could.},
  author       = {Kvist, Peter},
  keyword      = {Europeiska Unionen,EU,Förhandlingar,Klimatförändringen,Klimatförhandlingar,Klimatpolitik,Kyotoprotokollet,Köpenhamnsprotokollet,Miljöpolitik,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {EU:s klimatpolitik - förhandlingsvägen till framgång},
  year         = {2008},
}