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EU Reform and Climate Policies – Two Birds with One Stone

 
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EU Reform and Climate Policies – Two Birds with One Stone

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Meyer-Ohlendorf, Nils and Sebastian Oberthür 2019: EU Reform and Climate Policies: Two Birds with One Stone. IAI Commentaries, (19), p.4.

Maintaining a strong EU and implementing effective climate policies go hand in hand with one another. Indeed, they are pretty much the best of friends. A stable, prosperous and climate-resilient Europe requires effective climate action; and effective climate action needs a strong EU. When addressed from this angle, there is a lot of agreement among EU policymakers, who often speak about the importance of climate action when addressing the future of the EU. However, there is more to it than general agreement. Climate policies and the future of the EU can reinforce each other in concrete ways. This article by Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf (Ecologic Institute) and Sebastian Oberthür (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) is available for download.

In short: EU reform and climate action are pretty much the best of friends. Sibiu should make this point.

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IAI COMMENTARIES 19 | 31 - MAY 2019
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4 pp.
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2532-6570
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