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Framework for Analysing Climate Policy Integration in the EU's Policies. A Case Study of the EU's Energy Efficiency Policy.

Abramczyk, Olga LU (2013) STVM23 20131
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Climate change represents one of the most serious threats to international environmental, social and economic security. The growing energy consumption is producing enormous amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which are fastening climate change and polluting the environment. For this reason, the European Union (EU) desires to act as a global leader in combating climate change and is therefore, since 1980's gradually introducing climate objectives into its energy policy. However, the question remains how efficient the EU has been in its climate policy integration (CPI). Based on the concept of environmental and climate policy integration, this thesis identifies important explanatory factors that can explain CPI into the European... (More)
Climate change represents one of the most serious threats to international environmental, social and economic security. The growing energy consumption is producing enormous amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which are fastening climate change and polluting the environment. For this reason, the European Union (EU) desires to act as a global leader in combating climate change and is therefore, since 1980's gradually introducing climate objectives into its energy policy. However, the question remains how efficient the EU has been in its climate policy integration (CPI). Based on the concept of environmental and climate policy integration, this thesis identifies important explanatory factors that can explain CPI into the European policies. The literature analysis resulted in thirteen explanatory factors for CPI as a policy process and fourteen factors explaining CPI from a policy output perspective. These factors were comprised in a new analytical framework. Furthermore, this framework was applied in order to evaluate the degree of CPI in the field of the EU's energy efficiency policy. Based on an extensive analysis of EU's official documents and other literature, the analysis indicates a rather high degree of CPI in the EU's energy efficiency policy. (Less)
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author
Abramczyk, Olga LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM23 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Climate Policy Integration, Analytical Framework, European Union, Energy Efficiency Policy, Climate Change
language
English
id
3788320
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 13:06:31
date last changed
2013-07-01 13:06:31
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  abstract     = {Climate change represents one of the most serious threats to international environmental, social and economic security. The growing energy consumption is producing enormous amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which are fastening climate change and polluting the environment. For this reason, the European Union (EU) desires to act as a global leader in combating climate change and is therefore, since 1980's gradually introducing climate objectives into its energy policy. However, the question remains how efficient the EU has been in its climate policy integration (CPI). Based on the concept of environmental and climate policy integration, this thesis identifies important explanatory factors that can explain CPI into the European policies. The literature analysis resulted in thirteen explanatory factors for CPI as a policy process and fourteen factors explaining CPI from a policy output perspective. These factors were comprised in a new analytical framework. Furthermore, this framework was applied in order to evaluate the degree of CPI in the field of the EU's energy efficiency policy. Based on an extensive analysis of EU's official documents and other literature, the analysis indicates a rather high degree of CPI in the EU's energy efficiency policy.},
  author       = {Abramczyk, Olga},
  keyword      = {Climate Policy Integration,Analytical Framework,European Union,Energy Efficiency Policy,Climate Change},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Framework for Analysing Climate Policy Integration in the EU's Policies. A Case Study of the EU's Energy Efficiency Policy.},
  year         = {2013},
}