This book, co-edited by Jos Delbeke and Peter Vis, 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.
It shows that there is no single policy instrument that can bring down greenhouse gas emissions, but the challenge has been to put a jigsaw of policy instruments together that is coherent, delivers emissions reductions, and is cost-effective.
The book was presented by Peter VIS, former Head of Cabinet to Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action (2010–2014) and discussed by Massimo Tavoni, Deputy Coordinator for Climate Change and Sustainable Development, FEEM, Italy.
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Jos Delbeke has been the Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action since its creation in 2010 (ongoing). He holds a Ph.D. in economics (Louvain, 1986) and lectures at the University of Louvain, Belgium, on European and international environmental policy.
Peter Vis is the EU Visiting Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford (UK), for the academic year 2014–2015. Prior to that he was Head of Cabinet to Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action (2010–2014). He has an MA (history) from the University of Cambridge (UK).
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