Politics of Climate Change: A European Perspective
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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LEGAL OBLIGATIONS AND UNCERTAINTIES IN
THE SCIENCE AND POLITICS OF NATIONAL
SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND CLIMATE CHANGE
THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY AND CLIMATE
CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES AND POLITICS
IDEALISM AND ECONOMIC REALISM
CLIMATE CHANGE POLITICS IN ITALY
BEYOND CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE AND POLITICS
United Nations Framework Convention
The Berlin Mandate
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