Climate Governance at the Crossroads Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto

ISBN-10: 0199922616
ISBN-13: 9780199922611
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 5/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

The global response to climate change has reached a critical juncture. Since the 1992 signing of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the nations of the world have attempted to address climate change through large-scale multilateral treaty-making. These efforts have beenheroic, but disappointing. As evidence for the quickening pace of climate change mounts, the treaty-making process has sputtered, and many are now skeptical about the prospect of an effective global response. Yet global treaty-making is not the only way that climate change can be addressed or,indeed, is being addressed. In the last decade myriad initiatives have emerged across the globe independently from, or only loosely connected to, the "official" UN-sponsored negotiations and treaties. In the face of stalemate in the formal negotiations, the world is experimenting with alternate means of responding to climatechange. Climate Governance at the Crossroads chronicles these innovations - how cities, provinces and states, citizen groups, and corporations around the globe are addressing the causes and symptoms of global warming. The center of gravity in the global response to climate change is shifting fromthe multilateral treaty-making process to the diverse activities found beyond the negotiating halls. These innovations are pushing the envelope of climate action and demonstrating what is possible, and they provide hope that the world will respond effectively to the climate crisis. In introducing climate governance "experiments" and examining the development and functioning of this new world of climate policy-making, this book provides an exciting new perspective on the politics of climate change and the means to understand and influence how the global response to climatechange will unfold in the coming years.

Tables and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Into the Void
The World of Climate Governance Experimentation
Making Sense of Experimentation
Experimenting in Practice
Experimenting with Cities and Technology Deployment
Constructing Carbon Markets
Lost in the Void or Filling the Void?
Appendix
Interviews Undertaken for Project
Notes
References
Index

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