Im Hürdenlauf zur Energiewende

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The Paradox of ‘Acting Globally While Thinking Locally’

Discordance in Climate Change Adaption Policy
  • Daniel MazmanianAffiliated withRalph and Goldy Lewis Hall, University of Southern California Email author 
  • , John JurewitzAffiliated withPomona College
  • , Hal T. NelsonAffiliated withSchool of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University

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One of the most notable stories in adopting strong, sweeping, and ambitious climate change mitigation policy in the United States is California’s AB32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Guido, Cayan, Luers, Mahemann and Croes, 2008; Farrell & Hanemann, 2009). Enacted by a Democratic legislature and signed by a Republican governor, AB32 is exceptional in its comprehensiveness, goal setting, and bi-partisan support.