New article published on governance of energy efficiency in Croatia

Senior Researcher Michael Kull et all. published an article of meta governance on energy efficiency in Croatia and it was published in Energy Policy 99 (2016).

Increasing the energy efficiency not only requires the improvement of current technologies, but also advancement of and more coherent institutional governance. This paper captures the major structural and organisational elements of institutional governance in place for promoting energy efficiency. Looking at Croatia – one of the most successful cases of energy efficiency programming of the past decade – the paper zooms in on governance coordination (metagovernance) between actors from different sectors and operating at multiple levels. By showcasing the positive implications of the programme, the authors contribute to the debate concerned with identifying better institutional frame works to attain sustainable development. The programme showed effective governance through vertical and horizontal coordination among institutions and stakeholders resulting in simultaneous social and economic development and improved energy efficiency in public buildings.Through the case of Croatia,this study identifies how meta governance has supported coordination among actors aiming to create sustainable development in general and how meta governance functions in energy efficiency related projects, in particular. The paper also sheds light on communication frameworks of governance coordination and institutional constraints lying at the heart of the vagueness of sustainable development. It also discusses private sector involvement to achieve better institutional framework to attain sustainable development.

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Nordregio is also involved in a RE-GREEN project:

Social Green – Regional Policies towards Greening the Social Housing Sector (RE-GREEN 2) Read more

Regional policies towards GREEN buildings (RE-GREEN).