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Victor, David G
Global Warming Gridlock : Creating More Effective Strategies for Protecting the Planet / David G. Victor
Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2011, ©2011
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 4th Floor  TD885.5.G73 V53 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Greenhouse gas mitigation
Global warming -- Prevention
Environmental policy
Physical Description xxxiv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "Global warming is one of today's greatest challenges. The science of climate change leaves no doubt that policies to cut emissions are overdue. Yet, after twenty years of international talks and treaties, the world is now in gridlock about how best to do this. David Victor argues that such gridlock has arisen because international talks have drifted away from the reality of what countries are willing and able to implement at home. Most of the lessons that policy makers have drawn from the history of other international environmental problems won't actually work on the problem of global warming. Victor argues that a radical rethinking of global warming policy is required and shows how to make international law on global warming more effective. This book provides a roadmap to a lower carbon future based on encouraging bottom-up initiatives at national, regional and global levels, leveraging national self-interest rather than wishful thinking"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-350) and index
Contents Preface and acknowledgements: a journey studying international environmental regulation -- Hard truths about global warming: a roadmap to reading this book -- Part I. Setting the scene -- Introduction and overview -- Why global warming is such a hard problem to solve -- Part II. The three dimensions of climate policy strategy -- Regulating emissions part 1: the enthusiastic countries -- Regulating emissions part 2: engaging reluctant developing countries -- Promoting technological change -- Preparing for a changing climate: adaptation, geoengineering, and triage -- Part III. Putting it all together -- Explaining diplomatic gridlock: what went wrong? -- A new strategy -- Climate change and world order: implications for the UN, industry, diplomacy, and the great powers
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