International Climate Negotiation Factors

Design, Process, Tactics

  • Wytze van der Gaast

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Wytze van der Gaast
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  3. Wytze van der Gaast
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About this book


Providing a detailed examination of climate negotiations records since the 1990s, this book shows that, in addition to agreeing on climate policy frameworks, the negotiations process is of crucial importance to success. Shedding light on the dynamics of international climate policymaking, its respective chapters explore key milestones such as the Kyoto Protocol, Marrakech Accords, Cancun Agreement and Doha Framework.

The book identifies a minimum of three conditions that need to be fulfilled for successful climate negotiations: the negotiations need to reflect the fact that climate change calls for global solutions; the negotiation process must be flexible, including multiple trajectories and several small steps; and decisive tactical maneuvers need to be made, as much can depend on, for example, personalities and the negotiating atmosphere. With regard to the design of an international climate policy regime, the main challenge presented has been the inability to agree on globally supported greenhouse gas emission reduction measures.

The book offers an excellent source of information for researchers, policymakers and advisors alike.


United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change‎ (UNFCC) Kyoto Protocol Doha Framework Greenhouse gas emissions GHG emission Reduction Trans-boundary Environmental Issues Climate Negotiation Climate Change Energy Policy Global Climate Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Wytze van der Gaast
    • 1
  1. 1.JIN Climate and SustainabilityGroningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46797-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46798-6
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