The History of Global Climate Governance
The History of Global Climate Governance / Joyeeta Gupta. Cambridge University Press, April 2014 – ISBN 9781107040519 – $75.00
Description (© CUP) :
What has happened globally on the climate change issue? How have countries’ positions differed over time, and why? How are problems and politics developing on an increasingly globalised planet, and can we find a solution? This book explores these questions and more, explaining the key underlying issues of the conflicts between international blocs. The negotiation history is systematically presented in five phases, demonstrating the evolution of decision-making. The book discusses the coalitions, actors and potential role of the judiciary, as well as human rights issues in addressing the climate change problem. It argues for a methodical solution through global law and constitutionalism, which could provide the quantum jump needed in addressing the problem of climate governance. This fascinating and accessible account will be a key resource for policymakers and NGOs, and also for researchers and graduate students in climate policy, geopolitics, climate change, environmental policy and law, and international relations.
- Includes an explanation of the key underlying issues, providing an accessible overview of the negotiating process, and the challenges facing countries
- Presents a systematic division of the negotiation history into five phases, demonstrating the evolutionary paths of decisions taken over time
- Explains a methodical solution to the problem of climate governance, through global law and constitutionalism, providing a fresh new approach to resolving this vital issue