(Book Review) Governing Climate Change: Global Cities and Transnational Lawmaking

Laura Mai, 'Book Review: Governing Climate Change: Global Cities and Transnational Lawmaking, by Jolene Lin, Cambridge University Press 2018', Transnational Environmental Law 193-207, 2019

6 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2020

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

Jolene Lin's 'Governing Climate Change: Global Cities and Transnational Lawmaking' (Cambridge University Press 2018) adds to the debate on whether cities and their transnational governance networks help in addressing climate change. Answering in the affirmative, Lin argues that city networks spread practices and voluntary standards, which eventually develop into ‘norms’ – reference points of appropriate behaviour which possess ‘a quality of “oughtness” that sets them apart from other kinds of rules’ (p.127). Referring to these norms as ‘urban climate law’ (p. 128), Lin concludes that they positively contribute to global climate governance by complementing and reinforcing the international climate regime that has evolved under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Suggested Citation

Mai, Laura, (Book Review) Governing Climate Change: Global Cities and Transnational Lawmaking (2019). Laura Mai, 'Book Review: Governing Climate Change: Global Cities and Transnational Lawmaking, by Jolene Lin, Cambridge University Press 2018', Transnational Environmental Law 193-207, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3567912

Laura Mai (Contact Author)

King's College London ( email )

Somerset House East Wing
Strand
London, WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
17
Abstract Views
96
PlumX Metrics