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Economic and Political Challenges of Energy Sustainability: EU and German Renewable Energy Policies. ACES Cases No. 2007.1

Dettke, Dieter. (2007) Economic and Political Challenges of Energy Sustainability: EU and German Renewable Energy Policies. ACES Cases No. 2007.1. UNSPECIFIED.

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    [From the Introduction] The main argument of this paper is that current environmental decision making will prevent the international community from taking appropriate actions. For one, as the Stern Review argues, the global scope of both the causes and the consequences of climate change and the inability to account properly for CO2 emitters make it difficult to build a sufficiently strong consensus needed for comprehensive countermeasures. In order to be effective, countermeasures would have to be global, long-term and persistent. But in reality, a gap exists between policy initiatives on climate protection needed now and the current level of agreement among the major industrial countries, as well as between these and developing countries. Without such a consensus, it will be extremely difficult to create a policy agenda strong enough to result in concrete action.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Germany
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > energy policy
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > environmental policy (including international arena)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > American Consortium on European Union Studies > ACES Cases
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 13 May 2009
    Page Range: p. 32
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:01
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9569

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