Trafic sector regulation and climate change mitigation: Legal study on legislation in EU, Finland, Sweden and France

Sara Kymenvaara, Jenny Rontu, Ari Ekroos

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Abstract

This article analyses certain parameters relevant to the effectiveness of the Finnish Climate Act (609/2015) which obliges state authorities to plan and monitor the national climate policy. The Act was enacted predominantly for the purpose of achieving emission reduction in societal sectors outside emissions trading. Although policy planning with legislative basis may be a necessary first step for all-encompassing emission reduction in the said sectors, the architecture of the Climate Act raises questions on, for example, the legal form and specific contents of the climate policy plans, and how the plans are addressed by sectoral legislation. The article discusses certain measures, such as sector-specific governance of policy planning and integration of climate concerns into sectoral legislation, which may be necessary for effective emission reduction. The interface between the Climate Act and sectoral legislation is exemplified through climate law in the Finnish transport sector.

LIIKENNESEKTORIA KOSKEVA SÄÄNTELY ILMASTONMUUTOKSEN HILLITSEMISEKSI - OIKEUDELLINEN TARKASTELU EU:SSA, SUOMESSA, RUOTSISSA JA RANSKASSA KÄYTÖSSÄ OLEVASTA LAINSÄÄDÄNNÖSTÄ (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301553223_LIIKENNESEKTORIA_KOSKEVA_SAANTELY_ILMASTONMUUTOKSEN_HILLITSEMISEKSI_-_OIKEUDELLINEN_TARKASTELU_EUSSA_SUOMESSA_RUOTSISSA_JA_RANSKASSA_KAYTOSSA_OLEVASTA_LAINSAADANNOSTA [accessed May 13, 2016].
Translated title of the contributionTrafic sector regulation and climate change mitigation: Legal study on legislation in EU, Finland, Sweden and France
Original languageFinnish
PublisherAALTO-YLIOPISTO
Number of pages130
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-60-6734-6
ISBN (Print)978-952-60-6733-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

NameAalto-yliopiston julkaisusarja TIEDE + TEKNOLOGIA
No.2/2016
ISSN (Print)1799-487X
ISSN (Electronic)1799-4888

Keywords

  • climate law
  • transport
  • regulation
  • climate mitigation

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