Search for dissertations about: "Governing climate policy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the words Governing climate policy.

  1. 1. Governing towards sustainability : environmental governance and policy change in Swedish forestry and transport

    Author : Erik Hysing; Ingemar Elander; Jan Olsson; Sverker Jagers; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; governance; government; modes of governing; public policy; policy change; sustainable development; environmental politics; Swedish forestry; forest policy; Swedish transport; transport policy; politicisation; governing towards sustainability; Political science; Statsvetenskap; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Political Science; Statskunskap;

    Abstract : Faced with environmental problems such as climate change and biodiversity loss, the dominant political response has been sustainable development, balancing environmental protection against economic prosperity and social justice. While political action is increasingly being called for, the role and capacity of the state is questioned – as captured neatly in the story from government to governance that implies a relocation of authority and power between policy levels and in public-private relations, as well as a radical restructuring within public administration. READ MORE

  2. 2. Conditions of ‘Sustainability’ : The Case of Climate Change Adaptation in Sweden

    Author : David Olsson; Mikael Granberg; Line Säll; Stig Montin; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; climate change adaptation; resilience; vulnerability; sustainability; transformation; governing; policy analysis; Bacchi; WPR; discourse analysis; governmentality; political ecology; climate justice; phronesis; climate change; environmental politics; sustainable development; Statsvetenskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : By describing climate change as one of the greatest challenges of our time, the Swedish government has expressed a commitment to climate change adaptation as an integral part of the country’s sustainable development efforts. Sweden has also been portrayed as a frontrunner of climate policy and sustainable development. READ MORE

  3. 3. European Energy Policy in Transition: Critical Aspects of Emissions Trading

    Author : Markus Wråke; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Energy policy; climate policy; carbon dioxide; climate change; emissions trading; EU ETS; efficiency; distributional effects; closures; new entrants; electricity; allocation; auctions; carbon leakage; competitiveness; peat; radiative forcing;

    Abstract : The overarching theme of the thesis is European energy and climate policy, with a particular focus on the role of emissions trading. The thesis consists of eight papers. Paper 1 outlines the origins and characteristics of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), launched in January 2005. READ MORE

  4. 4. MAKING TRADE-OFFS IN THE GREENHOUSE: Relative Price Changes, Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases and Tropical Deforestation in Climate Policy

    Author : Martin Persson; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; GWP; discounting; RED; climate change; substitutability; Kyoto protocol; tropical deforestation; palm oil; biofuels; Amazon; climate policy; uncertainty;

    Abstract : This thesis, consisting of five separate papers, is an inquiry into climate policy and the trade-offs that have to be made when formulating such policy. It covers three major topics: (1) the economics of choosing a climate policy target; (2) the economic merits of the Global Warming Potentials (GWPs), the metric governing the trade-off between abatement of different greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the current climate regime; and (3) the promises and challenges with including the GHG emissions from tropical deforestation in a future climate regime. READ MORE

  5. 5. Public Policy and the Governance of Biofuel Systems

    Author : Lorenzo Di Lucia; Miljö- och energisystem; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; transport; Biofuels; governance; policy; governability;

    Abstract : The dependency of transport on oil fuels is responsible for risks of energy supply security, and local, regional and global environmental problems, including the emission of greenhouse gases affecting the Earth’s climate system. Biofuels attracted considerable attention in recent years as a solution to these problems. READ MORE