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Europe and Global Climate Change

Politics, Foreign Policy and Regional Cooperation Edited by Paul G. Harris, Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
The core objective of this book is to better understand the role of foreign policy – the crossovers and interactions between domestic and international politics and policies – in efforts to preserve the environment and natural resources. Underlying this objective is the belief that it is not enough to analyze domestic or international political actors, institutions and processes by themselves. We need to understand the interactions among them, something that explicit thought about foreign policy can help us do.
Extent: 432 pp
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Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 978 1 84542 944 7
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  • Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Public Policy
The core objective of this book is to better understand the role of foreign policy – the crossovers and interactions between domestic and international politics and policies – in efforts to preserve the environment and natural resources. Underlying this objective is the belief that it is not enough to analyze domestic or international political actors, institutions and processes by themselves. We need to understand the interactions among them, something that explicit thought about foreign policy can help us do.

The eclectic group of contributors explore European and EU responses to global climate change, and provide insights into issues on environmental protection, sustainable development, international affairs and foreign policy.
‘This book is likely to become the definitive study on European global climate change politics. Its focus on the formulation, ratification,and implementation of the Kyoto Protocol within Europe make essential reading for all who wish to understand how domestic foreign policy influenced the European Union’s decision to ratify the Kyoto Protocol despite the United States’ decision to abandon the agreement. The book provides important historical background, case studies of the most influential European countries to shape the Kyoto Protocol, and an assessment of what enlargement means for the implementation of the agreement. It also examines how Europe’s policies have shaped and been shaped by participation in the Kyoto negotiation and implementation processes. It will be an important item for the libraries of any institution or scholar with an interest in the role of Europe in addressing climate change.’
– Miranda Schreurs, University of Maryland, US
Contributors: G. Bang, A. Bokwa, L.R. Cass, S. Dessai, M. Dutschke, S. Greiner, P.G. Harris, M.T. Hatch, L. Jaggard, M. Jung, N. Kanie, E. Kracht, N.S. Lacasta, H.-C. Lee, K.E. Marshall, L. Massai, A. Michaelowa, I. Nestle, S. Oberthür, J.D. Tàbara, D. Tänzler, A. Tjernshaugen, M. Twena, J. Vevatne, K. Vincent
Contents:

Preface

INTRODUCTION
1. Europe and the Politics and Foreign Policy of Global Climate Change
Paul G. Harris

PART I: GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND POLICYMAKING IN EUROPE
2. The Politics of Climate Change in Germany: Domestic Sources of Environmental Foreign Policy
Michael T. Hatch

3. The Indispensable Awkward Partner: The United Kingdom in European Climate Policy
Loren R. Cass

4. Middle Power Leadership in the Climate Change Negotiations: Foreign Policy of the Netherlands
Norichika Kanie

5. Climatic Issues in Polish Foreign Policy
Anita Bokwa

6. Sweden, Climate Change and the EU Context
Kate E. Marshall

7. A New Climate for Spain: Accommodating Environmental Foreign Policy in a Federal State
J. David Tàbara

8. Shaming and Framing: Norwegian NGOs in the Climate Change Negotiations
Andreas Tjernshaugen and Ho-Ching Lee

PART II: THE EUROPEAN UNION AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
9. Articulating a Consensus: The EUs Position on Climate Change
Nuno S. Lacasta, Suraje Dessai, Eva Kracht and Katharine Vincent

10. Common Policy on Climate Change: Land Use, Domestic Stakeholders and EU Foreign Policy
Martina Jung, Axel Michaelowa, Ingrid Nestle, Sandra Greiner and Michael Dutschke

11. Climate Policy in the EU: International Regimes and Policy Diffusion
Sebastian Oberthür and Dennis Tänzler

12. Meeting Kyoto Commitments: EU Influence on Norway and Germany
Guri Bang, Jonas Vevatne and Michelle Twena

13. Climate Change Policy and the Enlargement of the EU
Leonardo Massai

14. The Reflexivity of Ideas in Climate Change Policy: German, European and International Politics
Lyn Jaggard

15. Sharing the Burdens of Global Climate Change: International Equity and Justice in European Policy
Paul G. Harris

CONCLUSION
16. Explaining European Responses to Global Climate Change: Power, Interests and Ideas in Domestic and International Politics
Paul G. Harris

Index