Bridging the value-action gap: Compliance with Kyoto in the Environmental Liability Directive

  • Nick Doggen ScienceWorks, Student Research Conference 2016

Abstract

This paper analyses compliance with the 2004/35/CE Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) in Sweden, the United Kingdom, Greece and Italy. Their compliance with the ELD reflects in how far pro-environmental ‘actions’ have been taken. Comparing compliance with environmental statements or ‘values’ made in their national parliaments displays to what extent there is a mismatch between values and actions, or a ‘value-action gap’. The four countries each represent one of the Four Worlds of Implementation, a model by Falkner and Treib studying general patterns of compliance with EU Directives. The ELD furthers the polluter-pays principle evident in the Kyoto Protocol. In this regard, the value-action gap helps identifying problem areas in European climate governance.
How to Cite
DOGGEN, Nick. Bridging the value-action gap: Compliance with Kyoto in the Environmental Liability Directive. Student Undergraduate Research E-journal!, [S.l.], v. 2, dec. 2016. ISSN 2468-0443. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/sure/article/view/1442>. Date accessed: 26 mar. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.25609/sure.v2.1442.
Published
2016-12-08