Local climate action plans in climate change mitigation: examining the case of Denmark

Bidragets oversatte titel: Lokale klimaplaner i klimaindsatsen - studier i Danmark

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Abstract

The article examines the climate action plans (CAPs) of local governments (LGs) in Denmark. Applying a quantitative content analysis approach, all available Danish LG action plans within the climate and energy field has been collected and coded, giving insight into the extent of LG CAPs. We assess the extent, targets and scope of LG CAPs and find that Danish LGs are highly involved in mitigation activities with a widespread CAP adoption and an overall high degree of sectoral coverage on base year accounts and action plans, albeit with some significant shortcomings. Different approaches for target and scope definition are identified and assessed, and the overall contribution of LGs to the Danish energy transition is discussed.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEnergy Policy
Vol/bind89
Sider (fra-til)74-83
Antal sider10
ISSN0301-4215
DOI
StatusUdgivet - feb. 2016

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