Global Climate Policy: Actors, Concepts, and Enduring Challenges

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Overview

Analyses of the international climate change regime consider the challenges of maintaining current structures and the possibilities for creating new forms of international cooperation.

The current international climate change regime has a long history, and it is likely that its evolution will continue, despite such recent setbacks as the decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement of 2015. Indeed, the U. S. withdrawal may spur efforts by other members of the international community to strengthen the Paris accord on their own. This volume offers an original contribution to the study of the international political context of climate change over the last three decades, with fresh analyses of the current international climate change regime that consider both the challenges of maintaining current structures and the possibilities for creating new forms of international cooperation.

The contributors are leading experts with both academic and policy experience; some are advisors to governments and the Climate Secretariat itself. Their contributions combine substantive evidence with methodological rigor. They discuss such topics as the evolution of the architecture of the climate change regime; different theoretical perspectives; game-theoretical and computer simulation approaches to modeling outcomes and assessing agreements; coordination with other legal regimes; non-state actors; developing and emerging countries; implementation, compliance, and effectiveness of agreements; and the challenges of climate change mitigation after the Paris Agreement.

Contributors
Michaël Aklin, Guri Bang, Daniel Bodansky, Thierry Bréchet, Lars Brückner, Frank Grundig, Jon Hovi, Yasuko Kameyama, Urs Luterbacher, Axel Michaelowa, Katharina Michaelowa, Carla Norrlof, Matthew Paterson, Lavanya Rajamani, Tora Skodvin, Detlef F. Sprinz, Arild Underdal, Jorge E. Viñuales, Hugh Ward

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262037921
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Series: Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Urs Luterbacher is Professor Emeritus at the Centre for Environmental Studies and the Centre for Finance and Development at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

Detlef F. Sprinz is Professor at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the University of Potsdam.

Urs Luterbacher is Professor Emeritus at the Centre for Environmental Studies and the Centre for Finance and Development at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

Michaël Aklin is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and coauthor (with Johannes Urpelainen) of Renewables (MIT Press).

Detlef F. Sprinz is Professor at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the University of Potsdam.

Matthew Paterson is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Keele University. He is author of Global Warming and Global Politics (1996) and Understanding Global Environmental Politics (2003), as well as many articles and book chapters on these subjects. He is currently working on cars and global environmental politics. He is Associate Editor of Global Environmental Politics .

Arild Underdal is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations vii

Foreword ix

1 Our Approach Urs Luterbacher 1

2 The Evolution and Governance Architecture of the United-Nations Climate Change Regime Daniel Bodansky Lavanya Rajamani 13

3 International Relations Theories and Climate Change Politics Michaël Aklin 67

4 Cooperation on Climate Change: Insights from Game Theory Frank Grundig Jon Hovi Hugh Ward 93

5 Computational Models, Global Climate Change, and Policy Thierry Bréchet Urs Luterbacher 125

6 Environmental Protection, Differentiated Responsibility, and World Trade: Making Room for Climate Action Urs Luterbacher Carla Norrlof Jorge E. Vinuales 149

7 Major Countries Detlef F. Sprinz Guri Bang Lars Brückner Yasuko Kameyama

8 Nonstate Actors in International Policy Making: The Kyoto Protocol and Beyond Tora Skodvin 217

9 Business Matthew Paterson 235

10 Equity and Development: Developing Countries in the International Climate Negotiations Katharina Michaelowa Axel Michaelowa 263

11 Implementation, Compliance, and Effectiveness of Policies and Institutions Jon Hovi Arild Underdal 297

12 Our Conclusions Detlef F. Sprinz 323

Contributors 337

Index 339

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