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Reference Number ES/J007439/1
Title Multi-Level Governance, Transport Policy and Carbon Emissions Management
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 25%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 75%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 100%
Principal Investigator Dr GR Marsden
No email address given
Institute for Transport Studies
University of Leeds
Award Type Standard
Funding Source ESRC
Start Date 01 May 2011
End Date 31 May 2013
Duration 25 months
Total Grant Value £247,310
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Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Evaluation
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr GR Marsden , Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Professor I Docherty , Business School, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Professor I Bache , Politics, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Professor MV Flinders , Politics, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Professor T Rye , UNLISTED, Lund University, Sweden (0.001%)
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Abstract The Climate Change Act (2008) places a legally binding requirement on the UK Government to set targets and report on progress on climate change emission reductions. The transport sector contributes one-third of total UK emissions and is the most difficult sector in which to cut emissions.The research project examines whether and how governance structures make a difference to policy effectiveness (design and delivery) and accountability within the field of carbon emissions management and the transport sector. The research is theoretically-informed and considers the extent to which Multi-Level Governance and related tools can shed light on structures and processes that are not understood and which are crucial in the delivery chain. It is particularly appropriate due to the complex interplay of policies in carbon management for transport across six spatial levels and the many non-governmental public bodies and private sector delivery agencies involved in transport.Recent developments underline the growing importance of the study in both empirical and theoretical terms. The Government is seeking to achieve more for less and this research focuses on how to deliver more efficient outputs and outcomes. The abolition of regional government in England and the establishment of Local Economic Partnerships predicated on economic growth provides an exciting case study of governance reform at a time of greater local freedoms.
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