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Local Promise for Climate Mitigation: An Empirical Assessment


Uma Outka


University of Kansas - School of Law

Richard C. Feiock


Florida State University - Askew School of Public Administration and Policy

September 9, 2011

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol. 36, p. 635, 2012
University of Kansas School of Law Working Paper No. 2011‐07

Abstract:     
This interdisciplinary work contributes empirical grounding to the growing literature in law and public policy on local governments and climate mitigation. Much of the recent scholarship presents an optimistic view of the potential in local climate action. Here, we refine the optimism for local governments’ impact with new performance data that probes local progress and capacity for climate governance. Our analysis – based on a new study measuring policy choice, implementation, and influences – reevaluates a number of assumptions undergirding this scholarship and provides direction for targeted investment and research.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 36

Keywords: climate change, land use, energy, sustainable development, local government, mitigation, adaptation

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Date posted: September 10, 2011 ; Last revised: June 6, 2012

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Outka, Uma and Feiock, Richard C., Local Promise for Climate Mitigation: An Empirical Assessment (September 9, 2011). William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol. 36, p. 635, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1924985

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Uma Outka (Contact Author)
University of Kansas - School of Law ( email )
Green Hall
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045-7577
United States
Richard C. Feiock
Florida State University - Askew School of Public Administration and Policy ( email )
P.O. Box 2250
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2250
United States
HOME PAGE: http://askew.fsu.edu
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