Climate Change Policy in North America Designing Integration by A. Neil Craik, Isabel Studer, Debora Van Nijnatten

By A. Neil Craik, Isabel Studer, Debora Van Nijnatten

While no supranational associations exist to manipulate weather switch in North the US, a method of cooperation between a various diversity of actors and associations is presently rising. Given the diversity of pursuits that effect weather coverage throughout political limitations, can those exact elements be built-in right into a coherent, and eventually resilient method of nearby weather cooperation?

Climate swap coverage in North America is the 1st e-book to envision how cooperation respecting weather switch can emerge inside decentralized governance preparations. major students from various disciplines offer in-depth case experiences of weather cooperation projects – resembling emissions buying and selling, strength cooperation, weather finance, carbon accounting and foreign exchange – in addition to research of the institutional, political, and financial stipulations that effect weather coverage integration.

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1(b)(ii). ” See Copenhagen Accord. S. communication, 28 January 2010. , Canadian communication, 29 January 2010. , appendix II: Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions of Developing Country Parties, Mexican communication, 31 January 2010. 32 Protocol to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (Kyoto), 37 ILM (1998) 22, in force 15 February 2005, articles 6 (joint implementation), 12 (CDM), and 17 (emissions trading). 3 million carbon emission–reduction credits, making Mexico the second-largest creator of carbon credits in Latin America.

S. Congress, but also the disparate regional interests in Canada and constitutional constraints within the Mexican energy sector. In view of these political constraints, this chapter also considers whether private sector actors, quite apart from governments, 36 Isabel Studer could act as a transnational constituency “demanding” a regional approach to climate change, thereby providing the impetus to link climate policy efforts across the continent. However, this has not generally been the case. Although this discussion shows how policy convergence on climate change (or the supply of policy leadership) in the absence of shared North American institutions is possible, policy coordination is lacking, as there remain significant domestic constraints to regional climate cooperation capable of effecting deep emission reductions.

Lorraine Elliot and Shaun Breslin, 147–62, ET Series (Guadalajara, Mexico: Routledge/GARN, 2009). , Changing Climates in North American Politics: Institutions, Policymaking and Multilevel Governance (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009). 4 Kelly Levin, Steven Bernstein, Benjamin Cashore, and Graeme Auld, “Overcoming the Tragedy of Super-Wicked Problems: Constraining Our Future Selves to Ameliorate Global Climate Change,” Policy Sciences 45, no. 2 (2012), 123–52. See also Richard Lazarus, “Super Wicked Problems and Climate Change: Restraining the Present to Liberate the Future,” Cornell Law Review 94 (2009): 1153.

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