Climate Change

Climate Change

by George E. Pataki, Thomas J. Vilsack, Michael A. Levi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0876094124

ISBN-13: 9780876094129

Pub. Date: 07/28/2008

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations

Climate change is now near-universally recognized as a serious challenge. Statements from political leaders, industry CEOs, environmental groups, and major evangelical associations have made the expanding consensus undeniable. Yet the United States remains without a climate change policy that can command broad domestic support. This deadlock is entirely

Overview

Climate change is now near-universally recognized as a serious challenge. Statements from political leaders, industry CEOs, environmental groups, and major evangelical associations have made the expanding consensus undeniable. Yet the United States remains without a climate change policy that can command broad domestic support. This deadlock is entirely understandable: meaningful measures to address climate change would affect a wide range of important and powerful domestic interests. Such measures would also alter the international landscape, both for American business and for U.S. diplomacy. As consensus grows around the need to do something, the problem becomes one of translating that into a concrete and viable agenda for action.

Led by former governor of New York George E. Pataki and former governor of Iowa Thomas J. Vilsack, the Task Force (made up of some of the nation's leading scientists, economists, business leaders and security and foreign policy thinkers) examines the economics, science, and politics of climate change. In this report, it proposes a comprehensive U.S. strategy to address the challenges that climate change presents, with special emphasis on those that explicitly involve foreign policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876094129
Publisher:
Council on Foreign Relations
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
List of Acronyms     xv
Task Force Report     1
Executive Summary     3
Introduction     11
History and State of U.S. Climate Policy     25
Domestic Policy     33
Achieving Leverage on Global Emissions     42
Adaptation and Other Measures Beyond Mitigation     63
A UN Deal     67
A Partnership for Climate Cooperation     79
Leadership     89
Additional or Dissenting Views     93
Task Force Members     96
Task Force Observers     107
Appendix     109

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >