ISSUE: 3/2010

  • Volume 55
  • Number 3
  • 2010


Studia Europejskie –
Studies in European Affairs

ISSN: 1428-149X
e-ISSN: 2719-3780

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Polityka Unii Europejskiej wobec zmian klimatycznych

The EU climate change policy


Climate Change is a global issue that has be solved by the present generation. The EU has been the leader of the fight against climate change. It has declared ambitious CO2 reduction targets, promotes renewable energy sources, implements such mechanisms as cap-andtrade, Carbon Capture and Storage and the world largest emission trade system – EU ETS. This makes EU the most important player on the world stage of fight against climate changes. Nevertheless, EU has to solve its own internal disagreement over a choice of actions to undertake under the climate policy. This study describes the emerging of EU climate policy in successive Treaties and in the most important documents, as well as the role of the common institutions together with the European Environment Agency in the process of creating this policy. Climate policy is supported by financial instruments, such as the Seventh Frame Program or structural funds and numerous mechanisms i.e. the EMAS or The European PRTR. The study discusses crucial assumptions and targets of the most important documents, including the European Climate Change Program, The European Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control directive or the so called 3×20 targets and Climate Action initiatives. The EU encourages developing countries to join international efforts to prepare a document- basis for cooperation in the field of climate change. Working out the agreement to prolong and bring new commitments within the UN Frame Climate Change Convention and the Kyoto Protocol is crucial. This study examines the results of meetings of the parties to the Convention and the Protocol.

Language: Polish

Pages: 59-83

How to Cite:


Wolska, Z. (2010) "Polityka Unii Europejskiej wobec zmian klimatycznych". Studia Europejskie – Studies in European Affairs, 3/2010, pp. 59-83.