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Paving the road to Paris? What the EU can do to facilitate a political climate change deal

Gippner, Olivia (2015) Paving the road to Paris? What the EU can do to facilitate a political climate change deal. Strategic Update (15.5). LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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The positions of key international players, the US, China and India on the road to the Paris climate change conference in December 2015 call for particular scrutiny from Brussels and other European capitals. What are the prospects of a more ambitious climate deal after the US and China announced their own targets in November 2014? To what extent will the EU be able to influence a higher level of ambition and can it continue to strive for a leadership role? The EU can offer its rich experience in implementing climate policy domestically (emissions trading, renewable energy policies, decoupling of emissions and economic growth) and building relationships with foreign climate change policy elites. This strategic update uses a SWOT analysis to outline the EU’s role in negotiating the post-Kyoto climate change agenda bilaterally and multilaterally, with case studies of bilateral EU lobbying and negotiations with China and Australia.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2020 14:27
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:20

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