Climate policy follows the money
Economically important and influential actors mean more for climate policy choices than do public opinion and pressure from environmental organizations.
The last ten years have shown that effective and integrated climate policy is very difficult to agree on and implement. In an issue area as complex as climate, politicians depend on assessments, reports and other background material when they make decisions. A recent dissertation from CICERO shows that the spotlight is on costs when climate policy is formed in Norway, Germany and the United States. Reports and research that were emphasized in the political decision-making process focus heavily on the costs that climate measures will incur.
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Senior Research Fellow
Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO)