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By Todd L. Cherry, Jon Hovi, David M. McEvoy

Climate switch is among the such a lot urgent difficulties dealing with the worldwide neighborhood. even though such a lot states agree that weather switch is happening and is at the least partially the results of people’ reliance on fossil fuels, dealing with a altering worldwide weather is an impressive problem. Underlying this problem is the truth that states are sovereign, ruled by means of their very own legislation and laws. Sovereignty calls for that states deal with international difficulties resembling weather switch on a voluntary foundation, through negotiating overseas agreements. regardless of a consensus at the desire for international motion, many questions stay relating how a significant foreign weather contract may be discovered.

This ebook brings jointly best specialists to talk to such questions and to supply promising principles for the trail towards a brand new weather contract. equipped in 3 major components, it examines the possibility of significant weather cooperation. half 1 explores assets of clash that result in obstacles to an efficient weather contract. half 2 investigates how varied tactics effect states’ customers of resolving their transformations and of achieving a weather contract that's more beneficial than the present Kyoto Protocol. eventually, half three makes a speciality of governance matters, together with classes realized from latest institutional constructions.

The ebook is exclusive in that it brings jointly the voices of specialists from many disciplines, corresponding to economics, political technological know-how, foreign legislation, and usual technological know-how. The authors are lecturers, practitioners, experts and advisors. Contributions draw on quite a few equipment, and comprise either theoretical and empirical reviews. The ebook could be of curiosity to students and graduate scholars within the fields of economics, political technological know-how, environmental legislation, average assets, earth sciences, sustainability, and so on. it truly is at once suitable for coverage makers, stakeholders and weather swap negotiators, providing insights into the position of uncertainty, equity, coverage linkage, burden sharing and substitute institutional designs.

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2 Does fairness matter in international environmental governance? Creating an effective and equitable climate regime Oran R. Young Introduction Provisions pertaining to fairness or equity are prominent features of international environmental agreements. The 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), for instance, states that “[t]he Parties should protect the climate system for the benefit of present and future generations of humankind, on the basis of equity” (UNFCCC 1992 Art.

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