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Spain: words that succeed and climate policies that fail


  • J. David Tàbara


Official figures submitted in 2002 showing the trends of GH gases during the period 1990-2000 indicate that Spain is a long way from in attaining its commitments with the international and national programmes on climate change. Both structural and cultural factors are used to explain the evolution in climate politics and the growth of its emissions with particular emphasis given to the lack of public participation in this respect. It is also argued that Spain will have either to buy emission reductions abroad or/and find new ways to reduce GH in a more decentralised manner in tune with its current Autonomous Communities' (ACs) political organisation.

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  • J. David Tàbara, 2003. "Spain: words that succeed and climate policies that fail," Climate Policy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 3(1), pages 19-30, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:tcpoxx:v:3:y:2003:i:1:p:19-30
    DOI: 10.3763/cpol.2003.0303

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    1. Pizer, William & Kruger, Joseph, 2004. "The EU Emissions Trading Directive: Opportunities and Potential Pitfalls," Discussion Papers dp-04-24, Resources For the Future.
    2. Kruger, Joseph, 2005. "From SO2 to Greenhouse Gases: Trends and Events Shaping Future Emissions Trading Programs in the United States," Discussion Papers dp-05-20, Resources For the Future.

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