Europe and Global Climate Change: Politics, Foreign Policy and Regional Cooperation

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Paul G. Harris
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2007 - Science - 415 pages
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This book is likely to become the definitive study on European global climate change politics. Its focus on the formulation, ratification, and implementation of the Kyoto Protocol within Europe make it essential reading for all who wish to understand how
 

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Contents

1 Europe and the politics and foreign policy of global climate change
3
domestic sources of environmental foreign policy
41
the United Kingdom in European climate policy
63
foreign policy of the Netherlands
87
5 Climatic issues in Polish foreign policy
113
6 Sweden climate change and the EU context
139
accommodating environmental foreign policy in a federal state
161
Norwegian NGOs in the climate change negotiations
185
land use domestic stakeholders and EU foreign policy
233
international regimes and policy diffusion
255
EU influence on Norway and Germany
279
13 Climate change policy and the enlargement of the EU
305
German European and international politics
323
international equity and justice in European policy
349
power interests and ideas in domestic and international politics
393
Index
407

the EUs position on climate change
211

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