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Author Zia, Asim
Title Post-Kyoto Climate Governance : Confronting the Politics of Scale, Ideology and Knowledge
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (220 pages)
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Series Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics Ser
Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics Ser
Note Cover -- Post-Kyoto Climate Governance -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of illustrations -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction: post-Kyoto climate governance -- The lack of international action on human induced global climate change -- An interdisciplinary and meta-theoretical perspective -- Transitioning from Kyoto to post-Kyoto climate governance -- The road map of this book -- 2 The politics of scale I: temporal and spatial discounting -- Temporal discounting and inter-generational allocation problems -- Climate change mitigation and the politics of temporal scale: "equitable" GHG emission allowances over multiple generations -- Spatial discounting and intra-generational allocation problems -- Climate change adaptation and the politics of "risk zoning" -- 3 The politics of scale II: synergies and trade-offs in complex systems -- Assessment of synergies and trade-offs in complex systems -- REDD+: synergies and trade-offs between climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, and food security -- CDM: synergies and trade-offs between clean energy, international development, and climate change mitigation -- 4 The politics of ideology I: risk perceptions and psychology of denial -- Assessment of risk perceptions in complex societies -- Climate change, ideological divide, and the psychology of denial -- Ideology and political gridlock -- 5 The politics of ideology II: communicating uncertain climate change risk -- Coping with the politics of ideology -- The challenges of communicating risk and uncertainty -- Reframing climate science communications -- 6 The politics of knowledge I: marketization of climate governance -- Governance design: balancing government, market, and society relations -- Theoretical clash over environmental valuation -- GHG emission entitlements
Tropical forest governance and foreign direct investments -- 7 The politics of knowledge II: accountability and adaptation -- Towards accountable and adaptive governance -- Climate governance and accountability -- Adaptation fund -- 8 Governing environmental complexity -- References -- Index
In the midst of human-induced global climate change, powerful industrialized nations and rapidly industrializing nations are still heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Even if we arrive at a Hubbert's peak for oil extraction in the 21st century, the availability of technologically recoverable coal and natural gas will mean that fossil fuels continue to be burned for many years to come, and our civilization will have to deal with the consequences far into the future. Climate change will not discriminate between rich and poor nations, and yet the UN-driven process of negotiating a global climate governance regime has hit serious roadblocks. This book takes a trans-disciplinary perspective to identify the causes of failure in developing an international climate policy regime and lays out a roadmap for developing a post-Kyoto (post-2012) climate governance regime in the light of lessons learned from the Kyoto phase. Three critical policy analytical lenses are used to evaluate the inherent complexity of designing post-Kyoto climate policy: the politics of scale; the politics of ideology; and the politics of knowledge. The politics of scale lens focuses on the theme of temporal and spatial discounting observed in human societies and how it impacts the allocation of environmental commons and natural resources across space and time. The politics of ideology lens focuses on the themes of risk and uncertainty perception in complex, pluralistic human societies. The politics of knowledge lens focuses on the themes of knowledge and power dynamics in terms of governance and policy designs, such as marketization of climate governance observed in the Kyoto institutional regime
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Zia, Asim Post-Kyoto Climate Governance : Confronting the Politics of Scale, Ideology and Knowledge London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2013 9780415601252
Subject United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change -- (1992). -- Protocols, etc., -- 1997 Dec. 11.;Environmental policy.;Climate change mitigation -- Government policy.;Climatic changes -- Political aspects.;Greenhouse gases -- Political aspects.;Global temperature changes.;Nature -- Effect of human beings on
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