Global Climate Governance Beyond 2012

Author: Frank Biermann
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139484095
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An assessment of policy options for future global climate governance, written by a team of leading experts from the European Union and developing countries. Global climate governance is at a crossroads. The 1997 Kyoto Protocol was merely a first step, and its core commitments expire in 2012. This book addresses three questions which will be central to any new climate agreement. What is the most effective overall legal and institutional architecture for successful and equitable climate politics? What role should non-state actors play, including multinational corporations, non-governmental organizations, public–private partnerships and market mechanisms in general? How can we deal with the growing challenge of adapting our existing institutions to a substantially warmer world? This important resource offers policy practitioners in-depth qualitative and quantitative assessments of the costs and benefits of various policy options, and also offers academics from wide-ranging disciplines insight into innovative interdisciplinary approaches towards international climate negotiations.

Handbuch Globale Klimapolitik

Author: Georg Simonis
Editor: UTB
ISBN: 382528672X
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Das als Durchbruch gefeierte Abkommen von Paris (2015) hat erneut bestätigt, dass es auf die Fähigkeit der Politik zur Zusammenarbeit ankommt, weltweit, national und in Netzwerken, wenn die Stabilisierung des Weltklimas gelingen soll. Das Handbuch informiert über die wichtigsten Institutionen (IPCC, UN-Klimaregime), Akteure (USA, EU, China, Entwicklungsländer) und Kooperationsformen des noch jungen globalen Politikfeldes.

The Eu The Us And Global Climate Governance

Author: Christine Bakker
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131703340X
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This volume presents a critical analysis of transatlantic relations in the field of environmental governance and climate change. The work focuses on understanding the possible trends in the evolution of global environmental governance and the prospects for breaking the current impasse on climate action. Drawing on research involving experts from eleven different universities and institutes, the authors provide innovative analyses on policy measures taken by the EU and the US, the world’s largest economic and commercial blocs, in a number of fields, ranging from general attitudes on environmental leadership with regard to climate change, to energy policies, new technologies for hydrocarbons extraction and carbon capture, as well as the effects of extreme weather events on climate-related political attitudes. The book examines the way in which the current attitudes of the EU and the US with regard to climate change will affect international cooperation and the building of consensus on possible climate policies, and looks to the future for international environmental governance, arguably one of the most pressing concerns of civilisation today. This book, which is based on research carried out in the context of the EU-financed FP7 research project TRANSWORLD, will appeal to academics, policy makers and practitioners seeking a deeper understanding of the challenges resulting from climate change.

Climate Change Litigation

Author: Jacqueline Peel
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316298639
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This examination of the role of litigation in addressing the problem of climate change focuses not only on how the massive and growing number of lawsuits influences regulation directly, but also on how the lawsuits shape corporate behaviour and public opinion. It provides readers with an understanding of how these lawsuits have shaped approaches to mitigation and adaptation, and have been used to try to force and to block regulation. There is a particular emphasis on lawsuits in the United States and Australia, the two jurisdictions which have had the most climate change litigation in the world, and the lessons provide broader insights into the role of courts in addressing climate change.

The Diffusion Of Power In Global Governance

Author: S. Guzzini
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137283556
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The study of global governance has often led separate lives within the respective camps of International Political Economy and Foucauldian Studies. Guzzini and Neumann combine these to look at an increasingly global politics with a growing number of agents, recognising the emergence of a global polity.

Climate Change Policy In North America

Author: A. Neil Craik
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442666366
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While no supranational institutions exist to govern climate change in North America, a system of cooperation among a diverse range of actors and institutions is currently emerging. Given the range of interests that influence climate policy across political boundaries, can these distinct parts be integrated into a coherent, and ultimately resilient system of regional climate cooperation? Climate Change Policy in North America is the first book to examine how cooperation respecting climate change can emerge within decentralized governance arrangements. Leading scholars from a variety of disciplines provide in-depth case studies of climate cooperation initiatives – such as emissions trading, energy cooperation, climate finance, carbon accounting and international trade – as well as analysis of the institutional, political, and economic conditions that influence climate policy integration.

Diskurse Des Climate Engineering

Author: Stephanie Uther
Editor: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658053666
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​Climate Engineering steht für großskalige, technologische Vorhaben, die zur Bekämpfung des Klimawandels in das Erdsystem eingreifen sollen. In Großbritannien und Deutschland hat dies zu kontroversen öffentlichen Debatten zwischen Gegnern und Befürwortern der vorgeschlagenen Technologien geführt. Stephanie Uther zeigt anhand einer argumentativen Analyse der Diskursebenen Medien, Politik und Wissenschaft, welche Rechtfertigungs- und Legitimationsangebote von Akteuren vorgebracht werden und wie diese in konkreten forschungspolitischen Maßnahmen „handlungswirksam“ geworden sind. Dabei deckt der Vergleich der britischen und deutschen Diskursprofile signifikante Unterschiede auf, die nicht nur die Testung und Einsatzbereitschaft spezifischer Technologien in Großbritannien wahrscheinlicher erscheinen lassen, sondern zukünftig auch folgenreich für die weitere Ausgestaltung (inter-)nationaler Klimaschutzpolitiken sein werden.

Climate Challenged Society

Author: John S. Dryzek
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191510831
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This book is an original, accessible, and thought-provoking introduction to the severe and broad-ranging challenges that climate change presents and how societies can respond. It synthesizes and deploys cutting-edge scholarship on the range of social, economic, political, and philosophical issues surrounding climate change. The treatment is introductory, but the book is written "with attitude", for nobody has yet charted in coherent, integrative, and effective fashion a way to move societies beyond their current paralysis as they face the challenges of climate change. The coverage begins with an examination of science, public opinion, and policy making, with special attention to organized climate change denial. The book then moves to economic analysis and its limits; different kinds of policies; climate justice; governance at all levels from the local to the global; and the challenge of an emerging "Anthropocene" in which the mostly unintended consequences of human action drive the earth system into a more chaotic and unstable era. The conclusion considers the prospects for fundamental transition in ideas, movements, economics, and governance.

Climate And Trade Policies In A Post 2012 World

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Editor: United Nations Publications
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Climate change represents more than just an environmental challenge--it is also a challenge to future economic development. Overlaps between climate change and trade policies are inevitable and are already evident. This publication provides a timely collection of short forward-thinking articles by leading experts on the relationship between trade and climate change policies. They closely examine the interplay between climate and trade policies and institutions and offer recommendations for promoting a mutually supportive relationship.