Investigating European Union Decarbonization Strategies: Evaluating the Pathway to Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Perissi, Ilaria and Jones, Aled (2022) Investigating European Union Decarbonization Strategies: Evaluating the Pathway to Carbon Neutrality by 2050. Sustainability, 14 (8). p. 4728. ISSN 2071-1050

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/su14084728

Abstract

Despite the rich and extensive documentation provided by European Member States and the European Commission in describing National Energy and Climates Plans and Long-Term Strategy plans, it is still very difficult to evaluate where and how the European Union as a whole has positioned itself on the path to achieving the Green Deal objectives, named the Fit 55% package in 2030 and the achievement of carbon neutrality by 2050. This research aims to fill this gap, proposing a simple but exhaustive semantic scaling methodology that allows, for the first time, a quantitative evaluation of the quality of the National Plans based on European Commission assessments to measure their compliance with the European Green Deal objectives. Results show that Member States have more clearly set the Green Deal targets than the actions to deliver against those targets. Actions, in term of nationals policies and funds administration, are still immature and partially addressed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: semantic scale, National Energy and Climate Plans, Green Deal, net zero, policy review, Long-Term Strategy
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2022 10:24
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 16:18
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/707491

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