European Commission’s Sing-along: Civil Society as a Last Resort in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Debate—The Case DG CLIMA

  • Pawel Pustelnik
Part of the International Series on Public Policy book series (ISPP)


The chapter investigates the relationship between civil society organizations and the European Commission. The chapter provides analysis based on the case of inclusion of aviation in the European Union Emissions Trading System and involves a governance perspective. Apart from observing with the EU organizational structures, the chapter also considers the ability of US environmental non-governmental organizations to influence European policy-making. The chapter proves that internal issues within the Commission may adversely affect the effectiveness of the policies implemented. Methodologically, Pustelnik draws on policy documents analysis, semi-structured interviews conducted in Brussels and Washington as well as media content analysis.


Civil Society Civil Society Organization Aviation Industry World Wildlife Fund International Civil Aviation Organization 
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  • Pawel Pustelnik
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  1. 1.School of Geography and PlanningCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

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