Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation?

Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation?

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by Andrew Jordan
     
 

Perspective on the EU's ability to maintain a leading position in climate change politics, and challenges of mitigation and adaptation.See more details below

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Perspective on the EU's ability to maintain a leading position in climate change politics, and challenges of mitigation and adaptation.

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‘Surveying the role of the European Union in relation to climate change policy is no easy task … How successful or otherwise the EU might be in this endeavour has a resonance across the world. This book provides an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to assess the possibilities and the pitfalls.’ - From the Foreword by Professor Lord Anthony Giddens, London School of Economics and Political Science

‘The book will be of great interest not only to those interested in the future of the climate regime but also to those concerned with the future of the European Union more generally.’ - Professor Oran R. Young, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara

‘This book is a must read for students and practitioners wishing to understand EU climate policy.’ - Professor Miranda Schreurs, Director, Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie Universitat Berlin

'[A] unique overview and analysis [of] the complexity of EU climate change policy… succeeds in delivering a vast amount of information, explanation and ideas to reflect upon in future research and policy making' - European Energy and Environmental Law Review

'[A] timely, conceptually rich and policy relevant contribution to the understanding of EU climate politics. [T]his book makes a major contribution to understanding climate politics in the EU and beyond, and is an essential read for politicians and academics involved in climate policy' - Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences

"The book is valuable on several levels. It provides detailed insight into the development of EU policy in relation to climate change, and the framing in terms of the dilemmas that climate change presents to policy is profound. To quote from the final remarks, “It is only by engaging in difficult policy decisions and confronting complex governance dilemmas that societies will come to appreciate what is really at stake and take the necessary steps to govern the environment more sustainably.” What an honest assessment of the difficult challenges ahead!" - Eos

“remarkably cohesive across its collection of edited chapters, [it] offers most valuable reading… all law under- and post-graduates (of all sub-disciplinary persuasions) [should] be confronted by the ideas offered…” - Journal of Environmental Law, 2011, 23, 3, 537-541

“a comprehensive institutional history of climate policy within the European Union [using].. a remarkably coherent conceptual framework…. The presentation of empirical insights is remarkably accessible for a book dealing specifically with EU institutions” - Global Environmental Politics, 2012, 12, 2, 111

"...the authors skillfully weave a tapestry of “dilemmas” to bring home the stark and painfully obvious truth that actions to combat climate change are rendered impotent by competing domestic and international political interests...this book as a critical comment on the effectiveness of supranational legislation when it comes to the environment." - Glenys Spence, ACUNS May 2013

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521208901
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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