The European Union in International Climate Change by Stavros Afionis

By Stavros Afionis

The european has been portrayed as a pace-setter in foreign weather switch negotiations. Its position within the improvement of the weather swap regime, in addition to the adoption of novel coverage tools comparable to the ecu Emissions buying and selling Scheme in 2005, are usually recommend as indicative of a selection to push the foreign weather time table ahead. in spite of the fact that, there are lots of situations the place the ecu has didn't in achieving its weather switch ambitions (e.g. the 2009 Copenhagen convention of the Parties). it really is as a result vital to check the explanations at the back of those failures.

This booklet explores intimately the involvement of the ecu in foreign weather talks from the past due Nineteen Eighties to the current, focusing specifically at the negotiations top as much as Copenhagen. This convention witnessed the dying of the top-down strategy in weather swap coverage and dealt a major blow to the EU’s management targets. This booklet explores the level to which negotiation concept may perhaps aid with greater comprehending the stumbling blocks that avoided the ecu from getting extra out of the weather negotiation procedure. it's argued that the function performed via challenging strategic making plans might turn out hugely instructive in mild of the Paris contract.

This huge ancient point of view of the EU’s negotiations in overseas weather coverage is a crucial source to students of environmental and ecu politics, coverage, legislation and governance.

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