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The International Climate Change Regime

The International Climate Change Regime
A Guide to Rules, Institutions and Procedures

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  • Date Published: January 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521600590

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  • Aimed at the increasing number of policy-makers, stakeholders, researchers, and other professionals working on climate change, this volume presents a detailed description and analysis of the international regime established in 1992 to combat the threat of global climate change. It provides a comprehensive accessible guide to a high-profile area of international law and politics, covering not only the obligations and rights of countries, but ongoing climate negotiations as well.

    • Offers a uniquely comprehensive, detailed and up-to-date analysis of the area. The only book on the market covering all areas of the climate change regime in any depth
    • Independent and authoritative - very important in such a highly politicized area as climate change. All chapters have been reviewed by experts in the field
    • Accessible and user-friendly: complex legal terms, political concepts and jargon are explained in plain English
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Yamin and Depledge offer this exhaustive treatment of the guides to climate change regime in relationship to the Kyoto protocol. Thus, it is a legal treatise on the rights and obligations of nations. The authors have considerable expertise in the arenas of global environmental issues and the climate change regime process." CHOICE

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521600590
    • length: 730 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 176 x 36 mm
    • weight: 1.43kg
    • contains: 49 colour illus. 27 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface and acknowledgments
    1. Introduction
    2. Overview
    3. Regime participants
    4. Objective and principles
    5. Mitigation commitments
    6. Flexibility mechanisms
    7. Research, systematic observation, education and public awareness
    8. Adaptation
    9. Impacts of response measures
    10. Finance, technology and capacity-building
    11. Reporting and review
    12. Compliance
    13. Institutions
    14. The negotiation process
    15. Scientific and technical input
    16. Administering the regime
    17. Linkages
    18. Evolution of the regime
    19. Conclusion: taking stock and moving forward
    Appendix I: List of parties, their groups and key statistics
    Appendix II: Annex 1 - parties' emissions and projections
    Appendix III: Tables of articles, COP decisions and issues

  • Authors

    Farhana Yamin, Institute of Developmental Studies, University of Sussex
    Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.

    Joanna Depledge, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge
    Sutasoma Research Fellow, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge.

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