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Constructing Legitimacy for Climate Change Planning: A Study of Local Government in Denmark
Abstract Existing research on climate change planning has tended to adopt an overly simplistic approach to analyzing how agency and structure mediate local governments’ responses to climate change.Expand
How are cities planning to respond to climate change? : Assessment of local climate plans from 885 cities in the EU-28
The Paris Agreement aims to limit global mean temperature rise this century to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. This target has wide-ranging implications for Europe and its cities, whichExpand
Mind the gap in SEA: An institutional perspective on why assessment of synergies amongst climate change mitigation, adaptation and other policy areas are missing
Abstract This article takes its point of departure in two approaches to integrating climate change into Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA): Mitigation and adaptation, and in the fact thatExpand
Legitimacy building in weak institutional settings: climate change adaptation at local level in Denmark and Norway
Local strategies for adaptation to climate change in Denmark and Norway are discussed. In both countries, the national impetus for local adaptation is weak; it is largely left to local actors to takeExpand
Dedicated versus mainstreaming approaches in local climate plans in Europe
Cities are gaining prominence committing to respond to the threat of climate change, e.g., by developing local climate plans or strategies. However, little is known regarding the approaches andExpand
Will climate mitigation ambitions lead to carbon neutrality? An analysis of the local-level plans of 327 cities in the EU
Abstract Cities across the globe recognise their role in climate mitigation and are acting to reduce carbon emissions. Knowing whether cities set ambitious climate and energy targets is critical forExpand
Integrating Climate Change into Governance at the Municipal Scale: An Institutional Perspective on Practices in Denmark
Climate change (CC) is a new and, up to 2013, voluntary planning area in Denmark, and it is perceived as an interdisciplinary field affecting several professions. CC is integrated into bureaucratisedExpand
SEA screening of voluntary climate change plans: A story of non-compliant discretion
Abstract Screening within Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is the first critical stage involving considerations on whether an assessment is carried out or not. Although legislation andExpand
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