Building a Consistent European Climate-Energy Policy

  • Aurélien SaussayEmail author
  • Paul Malliet
  • Gissela Landa Rivera
  • Frédéric Reynès


The European Union (EU) has built over the past two decades a leadership position in the fight against climate change. However, despite significant progress made on greenhouse gasemissions reduction during this period, the effectiveness of piloting climate and energy policy at the EU level remains questionable. In this chapter, we strive to identify what role the EU can play to be most effective in fostering the implementation of ambitious energy transition policies. First, most energy transition-related projects are best managed at the local or national level, making the European level better equipped to act as a fundraiser or a pilot of transnational energy and transportation network infrastructures. This is highlighted by an analysis of the projects financed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments.


Energy transition Climate Policy Policy coordination Competitiveness European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aurélien Saussay
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paul Malliet
    • 1
  • Gissela Landa Rivera
    • 1
  • Frédéric Reynès
    • 2
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.OFCE, Sciences PoParisFrance
  2. 2.NEO – Netherlands Economic ObservatoryRotterdamNetherlands
  3. 3.TNO – Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific ResearchThe HagueNetherlands

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