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Polityka klimatyczna państwa. Norweska droga do zrównoważonego rozwoju
Climate Policy of State. The Norwegian Road to Sustainable Development

Author(s): Katarzyna Dośpiał-Borysiak
Subject(s): Energy and Environmental Studies, Environmental Geography, Economic policy, Environmental and Energy policy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: climate change; climate policy; sustainable development; Norway; ekologia polityczna; polityka klimatyczna; Norwegia; zmiany klimatu; ochrona środowiska
Summary/Abstract: The research assumption of this publication is an in-depth analysis of the process of forming, articulating and implementing the climate policy of Norway. The analysis is aimed at identifying the national conditions of climate action and then examining their translation into the international activity of the state. The choice of Norway was provoked by an interesting question how climate policy is formulated and conducted in a highly developed country, with a consolidated form of democracy and high aspirations in the field of environmental protection, which also has based its development model on oil and gas exports. The analysis of the last three decades of the Norwegian climate policy entitles to the conclusion that the state has managed to combine the roles of the ecological leader and the hydrocarbon exporter. The reflections are focused on showing the political process, determinants, the institutional and legal framework as well as strategies and tools for implementing the adopted objectives of the Norwegian climate policy. The research assumption is to show dependent and independent variables of Norwegian climate policy. The subjects of research are first of all state bodies, but also political parties as well as social organizations and groups (formal and informal). The processual nature of research shows, above all, the evolution of the Norwegian climate policy assumptions over three decades, taking into account their continuity and change. The analysis intentionally covers both political, economic and social ramifications, with the aim to show their complex character, but also to explain the state’s motivation in the international environment.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8142-256-7
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8142-255-0
  • Page Count: 488
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish