Comparative Analysis of Projects / Cases implementing Policy

by Dominik Bär, Maria A. Wimmer, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany; Jozef Glova, Technical University Kosice, Slovakia; Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou, Laurence Brooks, Brunel University, United Kingdom. Abstract: The twentieth century was the century of population explosion and the burning of fossil fuels, which led to the highest pollution in history causing climate change and biodiversity loss (Helm, 2000). However the pollution and its consequences have only been recognised in the closing decades and environmental policies are now of high priority to society, companies and policy makers (cf. (Helm, 2000)). In the cause of this, governments all over the world have launched projects to improve the climate situation. The problem scope dealt with in this work is concerning climate change and policies dealing with topics like sustainable energy management and renewable energy sources. Many projects pursue the aim of switching from energy sources like fossil fuels or nuclear power to renewable energy sources like solar, wind or water. In this comparative analysis work, projects and cases were presented, which deal with the above named issues and topics and investigate the policies implemented along these projects and analysed in cases.