(English) Status quo of the decoupling debate in the European Commission: an overview

Pirgmaier, E. (2008)

Decoupling is a core strategy at the European level to reconcile environmental protection and continued economic growth. In order to achieve the overarching goal of absolute decoupling, a mix of policy instruments is suggested. This paper intends
to give an overview of these EU policies. Furthermore, it displays the main findings of interviews with European Commission officials regarding the question how decoupling is being dealt with in the Commission.

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