Towards a coherent EU climate change strategy for beyond Kyoto: How the EU can provide international leadership

CEPS Task Force Report:
Towards a Global Climate Regime: Priority Areas for a Coherent EU Strategy
Authors: Christian Egenhofer & Louise van Schaik

Recognising that climate change poses one of the world’s greatest challenges, this new CEPS Task Force report identifies priority areas for coherent EU domestic policies in the short, medium and long term. It gives a first indication of what would be implied in concrete terms for the EU to meet its target of limiting the future global average temperature increase to 2°C above its pre-industrial level. The focus is on policy coherence, cost-effective mitigation options in the short and medium-term and the interaction of such options with international negotiations in the ‘post-2012 framework’. Towards that end, the report frames key elements of a rational and credible EU strategy for ‘beyond Kyoto’.

Date Published: 1 May 2005

Pages: 60


David Hone, Group Climate Change Adviser, Shell International Limited; 
Charles Nicholson, Group Policy Advisor, BP; 
Bo Kjellén, former Swedish Chief Negotiator



Christian Egenhofer, CEPS Senior Fellow 
Louise van Schaik, former CEPS Fellow 


Pre-meeting: 28 Sept 2004
1st meeting: 22 Oct 2004 (technology and energy)
2nd meeting: 8 Nov 2004 (transport)
3rd meeting: 25 Jan 2005
4th meeting: 17 Feb 2005
5th meeting: 18 April 2005


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