Greenhouse gas monitoring – and increasingly climate policy monitoring, meaning the continuous tracking of policies with indicators – has existed since the early 1990s – and is thus a long-standing practice. For a long time, most people thought it to be a very technical exercise of low politics, but our new work demonstrates that this […]
Dr. Jonas Schoenefeld is a Reserach Associate at the Institute of Political Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt/Germany and a Visiting Researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia/UK. He focuses on enviornment, climate and energy politics.
The EU is facing a key challenge in climate and energy governance. It has agreed to address climate change under the Paris Agreement, and put forward increasingly ambitious policy targets for 2020, 2030 and 2050. However, it is increasingly struggling to fulfil them. The European Green Deal and the proposed European Climate Law reinforce the […]
What is needed to make the Paris Agreement a success? This blog post focuses on one of the most central but underappreciated elements – the periodic reviews of progress. States must of course make ambitious and credible contributions in the first place. But if there is no system to ensure that they are monitored and […]
As the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) in Marrakech draws to a close, it is becoming increasingly clear that credible monitoring and transparency procedures are urgently needed. Otherwise national pledges to address climate change in the spirit of the 2015 Paris Agreement will not build sufficient global trust. The 2015 […]
With the referendum on UK EU membership fast approaching, both the Leave and Remain campaigns have put forward their views on the future of environmental policy in the UK and its relationship with the EU. This political debate raises a number of questions: how green is the European Union; how effective or in some cases […]
Recent PostsGuiding Europe Towards Faster and Deeper Decarbonisation: An Enhanced Role for Policy Monitoring? | The EU’s challenge with renewable energy expansion: What is the way forward? | Better policy monitoring required to underpin decarbonisation | Is The Paris Agreement on Shaky Legs? How to Ensure Successful Implementation | The politics of (bad) policy design: French solar panels and Northern Irish boilers |
Related PostsToo hot to handle? The Renewable Heat Incentive scheme & the Northern Irish meltdown | Nature Directives ‘Fit for Purpose’: a turning point for EU policy dismantling? | Lessons from European Climate Monitoring Crucial for Paris Agreement Success | Donald Trump v. The Environment: learning from past attempts to dismantle environmental policy | Heathrow expansion in the shadow of Brexit |
UACES, IACES and Ideas on Europe do not take responsibility for opinions expressed in articles on blogs hosted on Ideas on Europe. All opinions are those of the contributing authors. The content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
The map in the Ideas on Europe logo is an abstract map. It does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UACES, IACES and Ideas on Europe concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
© UACES 2022