Climate Change and European Leadership

A Sustainable Role for Europe?

  • Joyeeta Gupta
  • Michael Grubb

Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. The EU and Leadership in International Climate and Environmental Regimes: Learning From Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Grubb, Joyeeta Gupta
      Pages 3-14
    3. Michael Grubb, Joyeeta Gupta
      Pages 15-24
    4. Jørgen Wettestad
      Pages 25-45
    5. Farhana Yamin
      Pages 47-66
    6. Joyeeta Gupta, Nicolien van der Grijp
      Pages 67-81
  3. Socio-Economic Analysis of Climate Policy Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Jean-Charles Hourcade, Pierre Courtois, Thierry Lepesant
      Pages 109-134
    3. Carlo Carraro
      Pages 135-156
    4. Wolfgang Jung, Reinhard Loske
      Pages 157-171
    5. Jean-Charles Hourcade, Michael Grubb
      Pages 173-200
  4. Implementing EU Commitments on Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Agnethe Dahl
      Pages 203-220
    3. H. Asbjørn Aaheim, Camilla Bretteville
      Pages 221-238
    4. Michael Grubb, Jean-Charles Hourcade
      Pages 239-260
  5. Global Strategies and Scenarios

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Joyeeta Gupta, Nicolien van der Grijp
      Pages 263-274
    3. Joyeeta Gupta, Nicolien van der Grijp
      Pages 275-286
    4. Michael Grubb, Joyeeta Gupta
      Pages 287-311
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-346

About this book


The issue of climate change is now widely recognised as one of the major challenges for mankind in the 21st century, not only because it may ultimately affect many areas of our environment, nature and human activity but also because its mitigation may have far reaching consequences for almost all sectors of the economy where energy conversion takes place. Although climate change is firmly positioned on the political agenda and some initial targets have been agreed within a global framework, we are still far away from a mature political and practical policy which may deliver timely and appropriate results .to tum the tide. This is partly due to the complex nature of a possible global climate change regime, the still early stage of the development of effective and efficient instruments and the wide variety of possible ramifications for individual countries and economic sectors. But it is also due to the complexity of the negotiation process, and the lack of effective international or even global governance and leadership to tackle a multi-dimensional problem of this size and nature. This book is the first broad attempt to address the issue of leadership by one of the major parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in the ongoing international debate and negotiations towards such a policy which inevitably has to be constructed on a global scale.


Climate Change Climate Policy European Union European Union (EU) Governance Kyoto Protocol Policy development negotiations non-governmental organizations sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Joyeeta Gupta
    • 1
  • Michael Grubb
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Environmental StudiesVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Imperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineT.H. Huxley SchoolLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5524-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1049-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-5130
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