Cooperative Federalism and Climate Change: New Meaning to 'Think Globally - Act Locally'
10 Pages Posted: 31 May 2010
Date Written: June 1, 2010
This Article briefly discusses examples of the limited involvement and recognition states have carved out for local governments in state-level climate action plans. The main focus of the Article follows with an examination of the high level of largely uncoordinated activity taking place at the local government level, including innovative strategies worthy of replication throughout the country. The Article concludes with recommendations for cooperative approaches to be introduced at the federal and state levels to harness the power and opportunities of acting locally to address significant global challenges.
Keywords: climate change, cooperative federalism, climate action plans, global warming, green development, mitigation, alternative energy, green procurement
JEL Classification: K11, K32
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