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Sustainable Development and Governance in Europe by Thomas C. Hoerber, Pamela M. Barnes

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4    Sustainable development

A floating signifier in the EU’s energy policy discourse?

Irene Kögl and Kristina Kurze

Introduction

Since the publication of the Brundtland Report in 1987, sustainable development has become one of the most frequently articulated concepts in world environmental politics (Dryzek 1997: 125). The European Union (EU) has also committed itself to promoting sustainable development, internally as well as externally (COM 2001, 2002). Since the Amsterdam Treaty, which entered into force in 1999, sustainable development has even been codified as an overarching aim of the European integration process. Similarly, the Treaty of Lisbon, which came into force in December 2009, strongly reaffirmed the EU’s commitment to sustainable ...

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