The Politics of Decarbonisation – A Case Study

Decarbonising our economies is one of the great challenges of our time. The Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive 2014/94/European Union (EU) aims at mitigating the environmental impact of transport and presents one element to tackle the challenge of transport decarbonisation by focussing on necessary policy measures to further the market for alternative fuels in transport and infrastructure build-up for alternative fuels. In this case study the authors report on the processes accompanying its national implementation in Austria which needs to cover a variety of national, regional and local-level legislation. The authors show results of an Austrian-wide public consultation as well as regional workshops. In order to achieve a more ambitious take up of energy efficient vehicles strategic European objectives on cleaner transport need to trickle down to mundane areas such as building codes, permission procedures for infrastructure build-up and parking policy, which in turn requires new tools for effective multi-level governance.


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  • Accession Number: 01606128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2016 8:37AM