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Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto

Matthew J. Hoffmann


The global governance of climate change is in flux. Conventional strategies of addressing climate change through universal, interstate negotiations—the most prominent of which is the Kyoto Protocol—have been stymied by the gaps that exist between the negotiating powers of states, rendering such initiatives stagnant and ineffectual. In response, a number of new actors and processes have begun to challenge the traditionally exclusive authority of nation-states to create rules and manage environmental problems via multi-national treaties. Dozens of innovative climate response initiatives, or “gov ... More

Keywords: global governance, climate change, Kyoto Protocol, governance experiments, environmental governance, rule-making

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195390087
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390087.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew J. Hoffmann, author
University of Toronto
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