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Climate Change Law and Policy: EU and US Perspectives

Cinnamon P. Carlarne

Abstract

Global climate change presents one of the most difficult problems the international community has ever faced. Recent events at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference suggest that the United Nations is not yet equipped to address the issue, and national politics reveal that, in most cases, domestic politicians have neither the political will nor the regulatory tools at their disposal to structure effective policy regimes. Against this daunting backdrop, the experiences of United States and European Union climate policy over the last two decades offers instructive lessons. The historical ... More

Keywords: climate change, European Union, United States, Governance, convergence, divergence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199553419
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553419.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cinnamon P. Carlarne, author
Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, School of Law & School of the Environment

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