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Creating a More Flexible Architecture for Climate Change Governance

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

6 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2009  

Daniel Bodansky

Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Date Written: September 29, 2009

Abstract

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.

Keywords: climate change, international environmental law

Suggested Citation

Bodansky, Daniel, Creating a More Flexible Architecture for Climate Change Governance (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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1480222

Daniel Bodansky (Contact Author)

Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States

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