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
6 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2009
Date Written: September 29, 2009
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
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