Climate policy integration as a necessity for an efficient climate policy
Mickwitz, P ; Beck, S. ; Jensen, A. ; Pedersen, A.B. ; Görg, C. ; Melanen, M. ; Ferrand, N. ; Kuhlicke, C. ; Kuindersma, W. ; Máñez, M. ; Reinert, H. ; van Bommel, S.
Type de document
Communication scientifique avec actes
Affiliation de l'auteur
FINNISH ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE FIN ; HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH UFZ DEU ; NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE DNK ; NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE DNK ; HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH UFZ DEU ; FINNISH ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE FIN ; CEMAGREF MONTPELLIER UR IRMO UMR G-EAU FRA ; HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH UFZ DEU ; ALTERRA WAGENINGEN UR THE NDL ; CEMAGREF MONTPELLIER UR IRMO UMR G-EAU FRA ; THE CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY GBR ; ALTERRA WAGENINGEN UR THE NDL
Résumé / Abstract
It is becoming evident that if high-consumption societies are to tackle climate change, significant changes in production processes as well as in consumption patterns will be required. Such transformations cannot be achieved unless climate change is taken into account in the general and sector-specific policies which underlie economic activity and general social development. When industry, energy producers or transport companies take action as a result of climate policies, they are also influenced significantly by other policies. The degree to which climate change issues are considered and integrated into existing policy areas is therefore a key issue, along with climate-specific measures such as emissions trading. The paper is based on the research project “Policy Integration, Coherence and Governance” conducted by the PEER network. It assesses the extent of climate policy integration in different European countries, policy sectors and in some cases regions and municipalities. The assessment is based on five criteria: inclusion, consistency, weighting, reporting and resources. The report also analyses measures and means for enhancing climate policy integration and improving policy coherence.
IOP Conference Earth and environmental science, 10/03/2009 - 12/03/2009, Copenhagen, DNK
IOP Conference Series: Earth and environmental science, climate change. Global risks, challenges and decisions