This book explores the current policy measures adopted by the EU in order to realize its Kyoto Protocol commitment and to prepare for further emission reductions after 2012.
EU Climate Change Policy focuses on legal instruments, with emissions trading at the forefront of the policy package, accompanied by directives on energy taxation, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Distinguished authors provide a commentary on each aspect of the policy measures, discussing both theoretical and practical aspects. Overall, it is concluded that whilst EU policy is very `green', it needs to be developed further in a comprehensive and meaningful way.
With discussions on the current state of affairs of EU climate change policy, and on the issues that may shape its future agenda, this book will be of great interest to academics, civil servants, students and stakeholders.
Edited by Marjan Peeters, Professor of Environmental Policy and Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands and Kurt Deketelaere, Sustainability College Bruges, Belgium
Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Key Challenges of EU Climate Change Policy: Competences, Measures and Compliance Kurt Deketelaere and Marjan Peeters 2. Climate Change: The International and European Policy Framework Marc Pallemaerts and Rhiannon Williams 3. The European Union, Russia and the Kyoto Protocol Wybe Th. Douma PART II: GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TRADING WITHIN THE EU 4. Reviewing the Challenging Task Faced by Member States in Implementing the Emissions Trading Directive: Issues of Member State Liability Mar Campins Eritja 5. A Level Playing Field? Initial Allocation of Allowances in Member States Bettina Schmitt-Rady 6. Linking the Project Based Mechanisms with the EU ETS; the Present State of Affairs and Challenges Ahead Javier de Cendra de Larragan 7. Emissions Trading and the Aarhus Convention: A Proportionate Symbiosis? Karen MacDonald and Zen Makuch 8. The IPPC Permit and the Greenhouse Gas Permit Birgitte Egelund Olsen 9. Enforcement of the EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Marjan Peeters 10. A Decade of Emissions Trading in the USA: Experiences and Observations for the EU George (Rock) Pring 11. Climate Change Taxes, Emission Trading, and International Trade Law Geert van Calster PART III: ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE MEASURES 12. EU Energy Policy and Legislation under Pressure since the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol? Veronique Bruggeman and Bram Delvaux 13. Energy Taxation within the EU Manfred Rosenstock 14. Critical Issues in Implementing Energy Taxation Claudia Dias Soares PART IV: GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE: REFLECTIONS AND PERSPECTIVES 15. Some Reflections on the EU Mix of Instruments on Climate Change Ludwig Kramer 16. Good Governance and Climate Change: Recommendations from a North-South Perspective Joyeeta Gupta Index