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Transformative mechanisms in decarbonization policies: A structured approach

Cristina de Sousa, Margarida Fontes, Nuno Bento

18th IAEE European Conference

The urgency to accelerate sustainability transition calls for a broad economic and social transformation. Policies aiming at decarbonization are crucial to promote such transformation but there is still limited knowledge on how this can be achieved. This research addresses this gap by proposing theory derived factors that introduce transformative effects in policies, and investigating their presence in decarbonization policies, in different world regions. The goal is to understand whether transformative mechanisms are being introduced in current policies, which mechanisms or combinations of mechanisms prevail/are missing, and which sectors emerge as preferential targets, thus contributing to the debate on the formulation and implementation of transformative sustainable policies.

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