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.
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 issues raised in the negotiations culminating in the Paris Agreement.
Providing analysis of the failings of past decades as well as looking towards the future of climate policy, this book will be invaluable to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of global environmental politics, environmental governance and international relations, as well as for policy workers in agencies involved in climate policy.