Climate policy options post-2012: European strategy, technology and adaptation after Kyoto
* Focusing on climate change policy after the first Kyoto commitment period ending in 2012, this special issue of the journal Climate Policy examines long-term strategy and the implications for stakeholders and the environment * International experts offer detailed policy analysis and review the links between policy and economics, sustainable development, technology, and adaptation* An invaluable and insightful source of information on long-term thinking on climate changeThis publication addresses the following key questions: What long-term range of policies for climate change adaptation and mitigation should Europe pursue to adequately enhance sustainability on a global level? What are the implications of long-term European climate strategy for the design of a global post-2012 climate regime? What are the key concerns of different stakeholders and how will these concerns impact on long-term climate policy?These questions were discussed during two workshops, commissioned by the European Forum on Integrated Environmental Assessment (EFIEA) and jointly organized by the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands, and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UK. Selected papers from these workshops were adapted and peer-reviewed for publication in this special issue. The special issue also includes introductory and concluding remarks from the guest editors, highlighting key points and offering an expert synthesis of the workshop discussions.