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The Role of Climate Change in Global Economic Governance$
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Bradly J. Condon and Tapen Sinha

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199654550

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654550.001.0001

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The Climate Change Policy Puzzle

The Climate Change Policy Puzzle

(p.1) 1 The Climate Change Policy Puzzle
The Role of Climate Change in Global Economic Governance

Bradly J. Condon

Tapen Sinha

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of the science of climate change, and its implications for the environment, human health, and the global economy. It then examines how the evolving political and economic context has paralyzed multilateral negotiations, both with respect to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and with respect to multilateral trade negotiations at the WTO. It argues that the shifting fortunes of developed and emerging economies have altered the dynamics of global governance, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   climate change, mitigation, adaptation, multilateral trade negotiations, global governance

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