Very timely paper for this project reviewing the evaluation literature on European climate policy, which is dominated by the UK.Six dilemmas are identified, all of which are of interest. However, two particularly stick out on first reading:
- the framing of the policy problem as a market and state failure within the context of ecological modernisation (i.e. climate change can be tackled within existing policies of economic growth).
- the poor quality of the vast majority of policy monitoring and enforcement, with the related difficulty (impossibility?) of attributing changes in emissions to particular policy measures.