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Mundt, Malene Axelsen 1, Forfatter
Nyborg, Anne Kathrine Mikkelsen1, Forfatter
Esmark, Anders 2, Vejleder
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1Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Københavns Universitet, København, Danmark, diskurs:7001              
2Institut for Statskundskab, Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Københavns Universitet, København, Danmark, diskurs:7003              
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Ukontrollerede emneord: klima, EU, kommuner, Danmark, europæisering
 Abstract: In the absence of national regulation on municipal climate mitigation efforts, Danish municipalities initially find themselves in a ”governance vacuum” when it comes to developing local climate policies. The European Union (EU), however, is increasingly focusing on governance instruments aimed at the climate mitigation efforts of local governments, thereby potentially filling the governance vacuum and encouraging Danish municipalities to direct their attention towards the EU when creating their climate policies. Through a comparative case study of six Danish municipalities and their climate policies in the period 2008-2012 it is the aim of this thesis to explore if, how, and to what extent the climate policies of Danish municipalities are indeed Europeanized.The thesis finds that the EU uses a number of instruments to support the implementation of its CO2 reduction goals at the local level, namely legislation, the Covenant of Mayors, and numerous funding programs. These instruments incorporate governance mechanisms ranging from hard law to economic incentives and knowledge sharing, coordination, and communication. The thesis examines the adaptational pressure and effect of these governance mechanisms and instruments on five parameters of municipal climate policy and polity: CO2 reduction goals, use of the Covenant of Mayors network, project-based relations, internal organization of EU fundraising and project administration, and means of affecting EU processes. The analysis suggests that economic incentives and knowledge sharing exert a larger adaptational pressure on the municipalities than hard law, and that the Europeanization of municipal climate policies varies across parameters as well as across and within the municipalities. While the lack of governance from the state as well as its mirroring of EU priorities facilitate the adaptational pressure in general, the variation in Europeanization can to some extent be explained by a number of mediating variables such as institutional capacity (municipality size and wealth), institutional tradition and the role of regional actors. The thesis concludes that while Danish municipalities are increasingly – although in complex and different ways – responding to EU climate governance, domestic structures and actors remain the primary guiding factors in the development of municipal climate policies.
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2013-06-04
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Bogmærk denne post: https://diskurs.kb.dk/item/diskurs:47274:1
 Type: Speciale
Alternativ titel: Et komparativt studie af seks danske kommuner
Alternativ titel: Europeanization of municipal climate policy
Alternativ titel: A comparative study of six Danish municipalities
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Sprog: Danish - dan
 Datoer: 2013-04-02
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 Publiceringsinfo: København : Københavns Universitet
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 Type: Speciale
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