With the European Green Deal, the European Union adopted ambitious climate targets and a wave of legislation to reach them. But implementation will be politically challenging, in particular because the Green Deal has not upgraded the EU’s energy and climate governance framework. The governance structure needs to be enhanced to do the job.
This policy brief “A new governance framework to safeguard the European Green Deal” by Bruegel sets out policy proposals to enhance governance in order to safeguard EU decarbonisation. It provides an overview of the development and legal foundation of EU energy and climate change mitigation policy, describes the EU energy and climate governance structure and discusses this structure’s shortcomings. Finally, it sets out policy proposals to enhance governance in order to safeguard EU decarbonisation.
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