The present study focuses on climate policy in Luxembourg on the occasion of national and European elections in June 2009, but it also serves as a case study for how EU member states are tackling their objectives at the national level.
Luxembourg has a very particular kind of climate change policy: and its way to achieving its reduction target entirely through
the purchase of so-called emission rights. The Kyoto Protocol
explicitly provides such loopholes - but it should not
be possible for a country to slip through them completely. All citizens contribute, because the Kyoto Cent tax they pay while filling up our fuel tanks, in turn fills the Kyoto Fund, from which these rights can be paid.
For a country like Luxembourg, which is internationally
renowned for its active development policy, it might seem likely it would be just as agile in international climate policy.
And so it has aroused curiosity to understand what