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Title: Climate Change Mitigation and the Role of Technologic Change: Impact on selected headline targets of Europe’s 2020 climate and energy package
Author: Bel i Queralt, Germà, 1963-
Joseph, Stephan
Keywords: Política ambiental
Economia ambiental
Dret de patents
Canvis climàtics
Environmental policy
Environmental economics
Patent laws and legislation
Climatic changes
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Abstract: The European Union launched a set of policies as part of its 2020 climate and energy package aimed at meeting its 20/20/20 headline targets for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. This paper evaluates how successful new-to-themarket climate change mitigation technologies (CCMT) are in helping EU member states (MS) to reach these goals and, furthermore, whether there are differences between sectors subject to EU-wide polices. To do so, we seek to relate CCMT patent counts to two specific headline targets: (1) achieving 20% of gross final energy consumption from renewables, and (2) achieving a 20% increase in energy efficiency. Our results provide the first ex-post evaluation of the effectiveness of these technologies for combating climate change. Moreover, our sectoral impact assessment points to significant differences in the way in which these technologies contribute to policy goals across sectors.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://www.ub.edu/irea/working_papers/2016/201612.pdf
It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2016, IR16/012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/106069
ISSN: 2014-1254
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