Politics of Climate Change: A European Perspective

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Timothy O'Riordan, Jill Jäger
Psychology Press, 1996 - Science - 396 pages
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The Politics of Climate Change provides a critical analysis of the political, moral and legal response to climate change in the midst of significant socio-economic policy shifts. Evolving from original EC commissioned research, this book examines how climate change was put on the policy agenda, with the evolution of the United Nations Framework Convention and subsequent Conference of Parties.
The international team of contributors devote in-depth chapters to:
* climate change policies of different nations
* reductions of greenhouse gas emmissions
* legal aspects of external competence and moral obligatons
* the political significance of the European experience within the wider global perspectives of America and Asia.
  

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Contents

LEGAL OBLIGATIONS AND UNCERTAINTIES IN
32
THE SCIENCE AND POLITICS OF NATIONAL
51
SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
65
THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY AND CLIMATE
106
CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES AND POLITICS
155
THE UNITED
228
IDEALISM AND ECONOMIC REALISM
268
CLIMATE CHANGE POLITICS IN ITALY
298
BEYOND CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE AND POLITICS
346
United Nations Framework Convention
361
The Berlin Mandate
382
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About the author (1996)

Tim O'Riordan is Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, and member of the UK Sustainable Development Commission.

Jill Jager has worked as a consultant on energy, environment, and climate for numerous national and international organizations and has an extensive publication record. She was Deputy Director of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (1994-1998) and Executive Director of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (1999-2002). She was a member of the Core Group of the EU-funded MATISSE (Methods and Tools for Integrated Sustainability Assessment) project (2005-2008).

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