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Book Review: The New Climate Policies of the European Union , edited by Sebastian Oberthür and Marc Pallemaerts

Book Review: The New Climate Policies of the European Union , edited by Sebastian Oberthür and... Brussels: vub Press, 2010, 340 pp. isbn 978-90-5487-607-6, €40 pb. The New Climate Policies of the European Union , edited by Sebastian Oberthür and Marc Pallemaerts, offers a thorough assessment of climate policy-making by the European Union in the course of twelve chapters. The book focuses on the 2009 Climate and Energy Package, comprising directives on the flagship eu Emissions Trading System; renewable energy; carbon capture and storage; the effort-sharing decision governing eu member states’ national greenhouse gas emission-reduction targets in the non- ets sectors in 2013-2020; and a regulation on co 2 emissions from passenger cars. In their introduction, Oberthür and Pallemaerts state that recent eu climate legislation has reinforced the eu ’s international leadership on climate change. Most other chapters in the book reinforce this statement. Overall, Oberthür and Pallemaerts have produced a well-edited and coherent volume, in which the sections that deal with the Climate and Energy Package, in particular, are likely to be of lasting relevance. The breadth of the topics covered does not compromise the sometimes impressive depth of discussion on how that package came to be proposed, in terms of both historical context and insider accounts of how the ‘trialogue’ talks under http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Climate Law Brill

Book Review: The New Climate Policies of the European Union , edited by Sebastian Oberthür and Marc Pallemaerts

Climate Law , Volume 4 (1-2): 182 – Jul 25, 2014

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© 2014 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Book Reviews
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1878-6553
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Brussels: vub Press, 2010, 340 pp. isbn 978-90-5487-607-6, €40 pb. The New Climate Policies of the European Union , edited by Sebastian Oberthür and Marc Pallemaerts, offers a thorough assessment of climate policy-making by the European Union in the course of twelve chapters. The book focuses on the 2009 Climate and Energy Package, comprising directives on the flagship eu Emissions Trading System; renewable energy; carbon capture and storage; the effort-sharing decision governing eu member states’ national greenhouse gas emission-reduction targets in the non- ets sectors in 2013-2020; and a regulation on co 2 emissions from passenger cars. In their introduction, Oberthür and Pallemaerts state that recent eu climate legislation has reinforced the eu ’s international leadership on climate change. Most other chapters in the book reinforce this statement. Overall, Oberthür and Pallemaerts have produced a well-edited and coherent volume, in which the sections that deal with the Climate and Energy Package, in particular, are likely to be of lasting relevance. The breadth of the topics covered does not compromise the sometimes impressive depth of discussion on how that package came to be proposed, in terms of both historical context and insider accounts of how the ‘trialogue’ talks under

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Published: Jul 25, 2014

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