Horizontal policy coherence starts with problem definition: Unpacking the EU integrated energy-climate approach

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dc.contributor.authorKurze, Kristina
dc.contributor.authorLenschow, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:06:56Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:06:56Z-
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1756932X
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/7624-
dc.description.abstractThe existing policy coherence literature usually takes problem definition for granted. Building on the case of the Energy Policy for Europe we argue that a focus on shifting problem definitions adds depth to the analysis of policy coherence as it allows us to problematize the standard on which the judgment of coherence is based. We further argue that problem definition is instrumental in enabling certain horizontal policy options. Empirically, the European Union's (EU's) support of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies illustrates that policy coherence between EU energy and environmental policies is increasingly conceptualized as an integrated approach headed for climate change mitigation and a low-carbon economy. We show that by shifting the focus of policy integration and coherence from environment to climate policy, CCS moved from the margins to the center of available policy options. Arguably, this comes at the expense of coherence if viewed from a broader sustainable development perspective.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWILEY PERIODICALS, INC
dc.relation.ispartofENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND GOVERNANCE
dc.subjectcarbon capture and storage
dc.subjectclimate change
dc.subjectdiscourse
dc.subjectECONOMY
dc.subjectenergy policy
dc.subjectENVIRONMENT
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subjectEnvironmental Studies
dc.subjectGENDER
dc.subjectlow-carbon economy
dc.subjectpolicy coherence
dc.subjectproblem definition
dc.subjectsustainable development
dc.titleHorizontal policy coherence starts with problem definition: Unpacking the EU integrated energy-climate approach
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/eet.1819
dc.identifier.isiISI:000447126200002
dc.description.volume28
dc.description.issue5, SI
dc.description.startpage329
dc.description.endpage338
dc.identifier.eissn17569338
dc.publisher.placeONE MONTGOMERY ST, SUITE 1200, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104 USA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationEnviron. Policy Gov.
crisitem.author.deptFB 01 - Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften-
crisitem.author.deptidfb01-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0003-2162-1968-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidLeAn432-
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