Title: Strengthening bottom-up and top-down climate governance
Authors: Dirix, Jo ×
Peeters, Wouter
Eyckmans, Johan
Jones, Peter Tom
Sterckx, Sigrid #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Series Title: Climate Policy vol:13 issue:3 pages:363-383
Host Document: Climate Policy
Abstract: Although the UN and EU focus their climate policies on the prevention of a 28C global mean temperature rise, it has been estimated that a rise of at least 48C is more likely. Given the political climate of inaction, there is a need to instigate a bottom-up approach so as to build domestic support for future climate treaties, empower citizens, and motivate leaders to take action. A review is provided of the predominant top-down cap-and-trade policies in place – the Kyoto Protocol and EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) – with a focus on the grandfathering of emission entitlements and the possibility of offsetting emissions. These policies are evaluated according to two criteria of justice and it is concluded that they fail to satisfy them. Some suggestions as to how the EU ETS can be improved so as to enable robust climate action are also offered.
ISSN: 1469-3062
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Center of Energy, Transport and Environment, Leuven
Research Centre for Economics and Corporate Sustainability, Campus Brussels
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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