The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change marked a reset of global climate policy, but was jeopardised by the partisan nature of the debates. In this unique overview Aynsley Kellow suggests that global policy on climate change should have started with the Paris Agreement, and that almost a quarter of a century has been wasted following the wrong path for the development of global policy.
Looking critically at the interplay between interests, science, and global norms, Negotiating Climate Change shows how the initial selection of the wrong ‘metapolicy’ hindered the development of global climate policy. Examining key debates, and the problems which arose from them Kellow exposes the failings of the Kyoto Process and the subsequent problems which arose in the negotiations which culminated in the Paris Agreement.
Providing analysis of the failings of the past decades as well as looking towards the future of climate policy, this book will be invaluable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of global environmental politics, environmental governance and international relations, as well as for policy workers in agencies with involvement in climate policy.