Integrating environment into European bioenergy policy:: comparing the energyand agricultural sectors
(English)In: Environmental Policy and GovernmentArticle in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Environmental policy integration (EPI) has long been a key part of EU environmentalwork. Recognising that some policy fields involve a multi-sector perspective, this articlefocuses on EPI in EU bioenergy policy, more specifically how bioenergy has been framedwithin EU energy policy and agricultural policy from 1995 to 2009. Three questions areposed. First, is there EPI in EU bioenergy policy? Second, is EU bioenergy policy coherentacross sectors? Third, to what extent has EPI occurred? The analysis shows that EPI in EUbioenergy policy has increased over time, and that this has stimulated policy coherencybetween sectors. Climate change is the focal environmental issue in bioenergy policy,although the focus has broadened recently, and the environment is placed on a par withother issues, rather than prioritised. Future research needs to analyse post-Lisbon TreatyEPI, multi-sector EPI, and explore which environmental aspects are integrated (and whichare not?).
Environmental policy integration, bioenergy policy, multi-sector EPI, policy coherence
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Research subject statskunskap
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-42808OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-42808DiVA: diva2:410444