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Economic Stimulus in Europe – Accelerating Progress towards Sustainable Development?

Economic Stimulus in Europe – Accelerating Progress towards Sustainable Development?

ESDN Meeting, Prague June 2009, Background Paper

This paper first analyses the 2009 stimulus packages of six EU Member States – namely, Austria, Germany, France, Poland, Slovenia and the UK – with a focus on the potential of the packages to contribute to the implementation of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy (EU SDS) and the Lisbon Strategy. In Chapter 4, the paper discusses the extent to which the packages help implement the EU SDS and Lisbon strategies. Chapter 5 draws conclusions and presents recommendations. An annex provides an overview of the targets and implementation status of the EU SDS and the Lisbon Strategy.


Citation

Meyer-Ohlendorf, Nils; Benjamin Görlach, Katharina Umpfenbach and Michael Mehling 2009: Economic Stimulus in Europe – Accelerating Progress towards Sustainable Development? ESDN Meeting, Prague June 2009, Background Paper. Berlin: Ecologic Institute.

Language
English
Funding
  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW), Austria
Year
2009
Dimension
33 pp.
Project ID
221-09
Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary: A Perfect Moment in Time?
2 Introduction and Background
3 Overview and Analysis of Stimulus Packages in Selected EU Member States
3.1 Austria
3.2 Germany
3.3 France
3.4 Poland
3.5 United Kingdom
3.6 Slovenia
4 Stimulus Packages: Contribution to Implementing the EU-SDS and Lisbon Strategy?
5 Conclusions and Recommendations
5.1 Stimulus Packages: Potential for Sustainable Development
5.2 The Crisis as an Opportunity: Perfect Time to Change Unsustainable Structures?
6 Annex: EU Sustainable Development Strategy and Lisbon Strategy
6.1 EU Sustainable Development Strategy
6.2 The Lisbon Strategy
7 References

Keywords
Austria, Germany, France, Poland, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Europe