Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law
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Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law

Edited by Geert Van Calster, Wim Vandenberghe and Leonie Reins

Governments around the world have been trying to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades. This detailed Handbook considers the spectrum of legal and market-based instruments as well as strategies and policies adopted around the world and suggests more effective, comprehensive and responsive ways of managing climate change mitigation.
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Chapter 11: Impacts of EU climate and energy policies on industry

Monica Alessi, Christian Egenhofer and Jorge Núñez Ferrer


This chapter reviews the influence of EU climate and energy policies on the industrial sector. The EU has deployed a large number of instruments, including market-based ones such as the EU Emissions Trading System, command and control regulations or a gradual shift in EU funding rules and procurement procedures to promote low carbon solutions and spur ‘green’ business. Through reinforced investments in a low carbon economy and the strengthening of the EU ETS, the EU hopes to launch a virtuous circle of job generation, a reduction in energy costs over the long term, and thereby an increase in competitiveness, and the creation of a low carbon technology industry which is competitive on the world market.

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