This book explains the EU’s climate policies in an accessible way, to demonstrate the step-by-step approach that has been used to develop these policies, and the ways in which they have been tested and further improved in the light of experience. The latest changes to the legislation are fully explained throughout.

The chapters throughout this volume show that no single policy instrument can bring down greenhouse gas emissions. The challenge facing the EU, as for many countries that have made pledges under the Paris Agreement, is to put together a toolbox of policy instruments that is coherent, delivers emissions reductions, and is cost-effective. The book stands out by the fact it covers the EU’s emissions trading system, the energy sector and other economic sectors, including their development in the context of international climate policy.

This accessible book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and policy makers alike.

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9789276082569, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.



chapter 1|23 pages

Have 25 years of EU climate policy delivered?

ByJos Delbeke
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chapter 2|22 pages

The Paris Agreement

ByJos Delbeke, Artur Runge-Metzger, Yvon Slingenberg, Jake Werksman
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chapter 3|20 pages

How economic analysis shaped EU 2020 and 2030 target setting

ByTom Van Ierland, Stefaan Vergote
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chapter 4|29 pages

The EU Emissions Trading System

ByDamien Meadows, Peter Vis, Peter Zapfel
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chapter 5|22 pages

The Effort Sharing Regulation

ByArtur Runge-Metzger, Tom Van Ierland
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chapter 6|22 pages

Energy-related policies and integrated governance

ByArtur Runge-Metzger, Stefaan Vergote, Peter Vis
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chapter 7|26 pages

Transport emissions from road, aviation and shipping

ByDamien Meadows, Alex Paquot, Peter Vis
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chapter 8|15 pages

Agriculture and forestry in the EU’s 2030 climate target

ByArtur Runge-Metzger, Peter Wehrheim
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chapter 9|20 pages

Mainstreaming climate change in EU policies

ByChristian Holzleitner, Philip Owen, Yvon Slingenberg, Jake Werksman
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