Local Promise for Climate Mitigation: An Empirical Assessment

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol. 36, p. 635, 2012

University of Kansas School of Law Working Paper No. 2011‐07

36 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2011 Last revised: 6 Jun 2012

Uma Outka

University of Kansas - School of Law

Richard C. Feiock

Florida State University - Askew School of Public Administration and Policy

Date Written: September 9, 2011

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.

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1924985

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

Paper statistics

Downloads
57
Rank
296,996
Abstract Views
409