Creating a More Flexible Architecture for Climate Change Governance
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
September 29, 2009
CLIMATE FINANCE: REGULATORY AND FUNDING STRATEGIES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT, Richard B. Stewart, Benedict Kingsbury and Bryce Rudyk, eds., NYU Press, 2009
UGA Legal Studies Research
Everyone wants to learn from history, so as not to repeat it. But what are the lessons of the Kyoto Protocol? Although opinions differ widely, a growing consensus accepts the need for greater flexibility in a new climate change agreement. This short essay argues that a more flexible architecture is a necessary, though not sufficient condition, for agreement in Copenhagen, and briefly discusses how flexibility is reflected in recent proposals by the US and Australia.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: climate change, international environmental law
Date posted: September 29, 2009
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