By Roger E. Kasperson, Susan Owens, Måns Nilsson, Katarina Eckerberg
Environmental values and issues are supposed to be mirrored via environmental coverage, that is then built-in into mainstream financial and social coverage that serves to control society and the financial system in numerous sectors. but potent environmental coverage integration has proved to be very tricky in perform and it is still principally an elusive aspiration. This groundbreaking quantity offers the 1st ever specific exam of EPI on the nationwide coverage point, concentrating on the major sectors of strength and agriculture inside of Sweden, a rustic that's well known as a entrance runner in environmental administration. The authors deconstruct EPI, examine what it ability in coverage formation and think about how environmental priorities are handled when it comes to different political priorities. the ultimate component of the booklet lays out the main findings and provides key classes for foreign software, together with institutional tips on easy methods to increase the opportunity of EPI. so much essentially, the booklet solutions the questions of what works for EPI, why it really works, and the way it may be completed in perform throughout sectors. the result's a wealthy and critical advisor for all these interested by environmental and sustainable improvement coverage matters.
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Electricity production is primarily based on hydropower and nuclear power: 11 nuclear reactors cover about 45 per cent of total electricity use and hydropower delivers about the same. This means that in recent decades electricity production has been almost free of carbon dioxide (CO2) and also relatively cheap, which has offered a comparative advantage for Swedish industry, enabling it to develop and specialize in electricity-intensive sectors (Johansson, 2006; Nilsson, 2006). 1). With wide areas of forested land, supply opportunities for renewable heat and power production are also comparatively good.
This leads up to the main features we should incorporate into Introduction 21 an analytical framework for EPI. Chapter 3 is devoted to our analytical framework for understanding EPI and the processes around it. The framework includes the concepts of sector environmental analysis, policy framing and learning, the role of institutions, and what important background variables must be accounted for. We describe the main methods and data needed for the analysis. The second, empirical part consists of Chapters 4, 5 and 6.
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