Intermediating policy for transitions towards net-zero energy buildings

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dc.contributor.author Kivimaa, Paula
dc.contributor.author Primmer, Eeva
dc.contributor.author Lukkarinen, Jani
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-17T13:14:41Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-23T03:45:09Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Kivimaa, P., Primmer, E., Lukkarinen, J. (2020). Intermediating policy for transitions towards net-zero energy buildings. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 36: 418-432. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2020.01.007 fi
dc.identifier.issn 2210-4224
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/338697
dc.description Highlights • Creating an analytical framework of intermediating transitions in the policy cycle. • Analyses intermediation in 2 building energy efficiency policy processes in Finland. • Advocating visions and influencing policy options part of intermediating to policy. • Policy translation and training as vital intermediation functions in implementation. • Intermediation deterring policy change contains inaction, disinterest or deceit. fi
dc.description.abstract The roles of intermediaries in sustainability transitions are increasingly recognised. How intermediaries advance transitions vis-a-vis public policy has, however, received little attention. Thus, we create an analytical framework of intermediating policy processes, drawing from transition and policy cycle literatures. We apply this to investigate two policy processes pertaining to Finland’s building energy efficiency. The findings show how the central role of the Ministry of the Environment and high political attention have reduced the need for intermediation by external organisations in agenda setting and policy formulation. However, intermediaries external to the Ministry have been vital in facilitating policy implementation. The cases show that facilitating training as an intermediary activity can be undertaken by different organisations, such as a trade union, a government agency or an education committee. Based on our analysis, we argue that, when political attention on transitions is low, the need for intermediary action is likely to be higher. fi
dc.language.iso en fi
dc.publisher Elsevier fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 36: 418-432 fi
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 fi
dc.subject intermediaries fi
dc.subject energy efficiency fi
dc.subject buildings fi
dc.subject climate change mitigation fi
dc.subject sustainability transitions fi
dc.subject policy cycle fi
dc.title Intermediating policy for transitions towards net-zero energy buildings fi
dc.type Article fi
dc.identifier.laitoskoodi Suomen ympäristökeskus fi
dc.subject.ysa energiatehokkuus fi
dc.subject.ysa rakennukset fi
dc.subject.ysa ilmastonmuutokset fi
dc.subject.ysa ilmastonmuutoksen hillitseminen fi
dc.subject.ysa kestävä kehitys fi
dc.subject.ysa kestävä siirtymä fi
dc.subject.ysa kestävyysmurros fi
dc.subject.ysa politiikkasykli fi
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2020.01.007

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