Discourses about EU Transport Decarbonisation: Towards a Paradigm Shift?

Helene Dyrhauge*

*Corresponding author

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The development and introduction of new technologies are central to achieving sustainable transitions. Policymakers are important in enabling a successful transition. However, discourses about EU transport decarbonisation reveal multiple policy approaches to technology innovation, both in terms of decarbonising the car and building new alternative fuels infrastructure for transport. A discursive institutionalist analysis of these two separate but interdependent communicative discourses on road transport decarbonisation shows the complexities of facilitating transformative change. This shift requires coordination at all levels involving different actors and sector coupling to successfully decarbonise road transport.

TidsskriftThe International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)71-86
Antal sider16
StatusUdgivet - 2021


  • alternative fuels infrastructure
  • discursive institutionalism
  • EU road transport policy
  • sustainable transition
  • transport decarbonisation

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