This thesis analyses, from the perspective of legal principles, choices made in EU law concerning the distribution of benefits and costs arising from climate change policies. It recommends making a number of changes to EU climate change law, to reduce tensions between choices and principles. Examples are: review EU policy on biofuels, particularly in relation to imported biofuels; review the approach of the EU to burden sharing between Member States, to ensure that old Member States do not profit from past inactions; monitor closely the interactions that may take place among mitigation measures recently adopted, in order to swiftly correct undesired (distributional) impacts; reconsider the EU approach to burden sharing at international level, in particular the equal per capita approach, and start considering at theoretical level the feasibility of EU-wide personal carbon trading.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||4 Mar 2010|
|Place of Publication||The Hague|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
- climate change policies
- EU law