RECIEL Special Issue:Assessing the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework,

Volume 29, Issue 2, July 2020
Edited by: Claire Dupont, Kati Kulovesi & Harro van Asselt


Shortened introduction

“In preparing its intended nationally determined contribution during negotiations for the Paris Agreement on climate change, the European Union (EU) was one of the first parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to set a new climate change mitigation target for 2030, pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% compared to 1990.  Implementation of the 2030 targets has involved modifications to existing legislation and the adoption of new legal instruments. All the relevant legislation to implement the 2030 Framework has been adopted. Against this background, this special issue aims to offer a timely analysis of recent developments in EU climate change law, with an emphasis on the 2030 Framework. Together, the articles in this special issue offer new analyses of the EU’s 2030 Framework, and provide insight into the evolution of, and prospects for, EU climate and energy governance.”

The special issue is the product of a GOVTRAN workshop held in Helsinki, Finland on 8–9 July 2019.

Articles and authors:

Editorial: Governing the EU’s climate and energy transition through the 2030 Framework
Claire Dupont Kati Kulovesi Harro van Asselt

Assessing the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework: Incremental change toward radical transformation?
Kati Kulovesi Sebastian Oberthür

Adaptability versus certainty in a carbon emissions reduction regime: An assessment of the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework
Diarmuid Torney Roderic O’Gorman

EU climate law sans frontières: The extension of the 2030 Framework to the Energy Community contracting parties
Stephen Minas

Human rights of minors and future generations: Global trends and EU environmental law particularities
Sanja Bogojević

The continued effort sharing approach in EU climate law: Binding targets, challenging enforcement?
Marjan Peeters Natassa Athanasiadou

Making sense of the LULUCF Regulation: Much ado about nothing?
Annalisa Savaresi Lucia Perugini Maria Vincenza Chiriacò

Fifty shades of binding: Appraising the enforcement toolkit for the EU’s 2030 renewable energy targets
Alessandro Monti Beatriz Martinez Romera

Power to the people? Implications of the Clean Energy Package for the role of community ownership in Europe’s energy transition
Joshua Roberts

The EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework: How net metering slips through its net
Theodoros G. Iliopoulos Matteo Fermeglia Bernard Vanheusden

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