The International Climate Change Regime: A Guide to Rules, Institutions and Procedures

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Aimed at the increasing number of policy-makers, stakeholders, researchers, and other professionals working on climate change, this volume presents a detailed description and analysis of the international regime established in 1992 to combat the threat of global climate change. It provides a comprehensive accessible guide to a high-profile area of international law and politics, covering not only the obligations and rights of countries, but ongoing climate negotiations as well.

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"Yamin and Depledge offer this exhaustive treatment of the guides to climate change regime in relationship to the Kyoto protocol. Thus, it is a legal treatise on the rights and obligations of nations. The authors have considerable expertise in the arenas of global environmental issues and the climate change regime process." CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521840897
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Pages: 730
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.

Sutasoma Research Fellow, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface and acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Overview; 3. Regime participants; 4. Objective and principles; 5. Mitigation commitments; 6. Flexibility mechanisms; 7. Research, systematic observation, education and public awareness; 8. Adaptation; 9. Impacts of response measures; 10. Finance, technology and capacity-building; 11. Reporting and review; 12. Compliance; 13. Institutions; 14. The negotiation process; 15. Scientific and technical input; 16. Administering the regime; 17. Linkages; 18. Evolution of the regime; 19. Conclusion: taking stock and moving forward; Appendix I: List of parties, their groups and key statistics; Appendix II: Annex 1 - parties' emissions and projections; Appendix III: Tables of articles, COP decisions and issues; Bibliography.

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