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Roger Hildingsson

Roger Hildingsson

Researcher

Roger Hildingsson

Towards a decarbonized green state? The politics of low-carbon governance in Sweden

Author

  • Roger Hildingsson
  • Jamil Khan

Editor

  • Karin Bäckstrand
  • Annica Kronsell

Summary, in English

In this chapter we explore how a decarbonized green state might develop. Climate governance provides venues towards decarbonization and for greening the state by steering and enabling transformative social change. We study low-carbon transitions in Sweden in a set of policy sectors for their potential to reduce carbon emissions, spur innovation and enter policy paths towards decarbonization. Sweden has been successful in supporting transitions in the energy sector but decarbonization is not institutionalized in the transport and industry sectors. While lacking a strategic focus on long-term decarbonization climate policy is dominated by the market-liberal norm of cost-efficiency.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science
  • Environmental and Energy Systems Studies
  • Miljöpolitik-lup-obsolete
  • BECC - Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate

Publishing year

2015

Language

English

Pages

156-173

Publication/Series

Rethinking the Green State: Environmental Governance towards Climate and Sustainability Transitions

Volume

Routledge Studies in Sustainability

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

Earthscan Publications Ltd.

Topic

  • Political Science

Keywords

  • progressive incrementalism
  • climate governance
  • green state
  • decarbonization
  • transformative change
  • low-carbon transition

Status

Published

Project

  • Governing transitions towards Low-Carbon Energy and Transport Systems for 2050

Research group

  • Miljöpolitik-lup-obsolete

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 978-1-138-79251-7