Climate and Energy Governance for the UK Low Carbon Transition: The Climate Change Act 2008

Author(s): Thomas L Muinzer

Date: Format: PDF Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 3030068943
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The UK Climate Change Act was the first case of a country implementing blanket legally binding long-term emissions reduction targets in order to combat climate change. This book provides the first accessible and in-depth analysis of the UKs complex Climate Change Act framework, presenting the discussion in a clear and interdisciplinary manner designed to open the workings of the challenging framework to a broad audience.

It discusses the political story surrounding the framework, and its treatment in scholarly environmental literature analyses the technical content of the Act explores the frameworks international significance, and its internal subnational dimensions and impact, engaging the UKs devolved jurisdictions of Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. This first, much-needed interdisciplinary treatment of the framework is both introductory and analytical in nature and will be of interest to scholars, practitioners and general readers of environmental studies, policy and governance.

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