Climate and Energy Governance for the UK Low Carbon Transition

The Climate Change Act 2008

  • Thomas L Muinzer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Thomas L. Muinzer
    Pages 1-39
  3. Thomas L. Muinzer
    Pages 41-81
  4. Thomas L. Muinzer
    Pages 123-127
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 129-146

About this book


The UK Climate Change Act was the first case of a country implementing blanket legally binding long-term emissions reduction targets in order to combat climate change. This book provides the first accessible and in-depth analysis of the UK’s complex Climate Change Act framework, presenting the discussion in a clear and interdisciplinary manner designed to open the workings of the challenging framework to a broad audience. 

It discusses the political ‘story’ surrounding the framework, and its treatment in scholarly environmental literature; analyses the technical content of the Act; explores the framework’s international significance, and its internal ‘subnational’ dimensions and impact, engaging the UK’s devolved jurisdictions of Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. This first, much-needed interdisciplinary treatment of the framework is both introductory and analytical in nature and will be of interest to scholars, practitioners and general readers of environmental studies, policy and governance. 


climate change act 2008 climate policy environmental governance energy governance low carbon transition UK low carbon transition climate and energy law and policy anthropogenic climate change energy security decarbonisation Energy Act 2016

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas L Muinzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Stirling Law SchoolUniversity of StirlingStirlingUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-94669-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-94670-2
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