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The Fragmentation of Global Climate Governance: Consequences and Management of Regime Interactions

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ISBN13: 9781782544975
Published: April 2014
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00

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The fragmented state of global climate governance poses major challenges to policymakers and scholars alike. Through an in-depth examination of regime interactions between the international climate regime and three other regimes (on clean technology, biodiversity and international trade), this book provides novel and timely insights into the various consequences of regime interactions. It also offers a critical discussion of the potential for legal techniques and institutional coordination to foster synergies and mitigate conflicts between regimes in the area of climate change.

Providing an in-depth examination of institutional fragmentation and regime interactions in global climate change governance, this unique book links the literature on institutional interactions and interplay management to the discussions on the fragmentation of international law. It contains the first comparison of different types of interactions and interaction management in the issue area of climate change, and addresses the important role of non-state actors.

This volume will be of great value to students and scholars of global governance and international law.

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Environmental Law
Part I: Setting the Stage
1. Introduction
2. The Evolution of Global Climate Governance

Part II: Analytical Framework
3. The Concept of Fragmentation
4. Types of Regime Interaction 5. Management of Regime Interactions

Part III: Case Studies
6. The UN Climate Regime and Minilateral Clean Technology Agreements
7. The UN Climate Regime and the Convention on Biological Diversity
8. The UN Climate Regime and the World Trade Organization

Part IV: Synthesis and Conclusions
9. Regime Interactions in Global Climate Governance
10. Conclusions and Ways Forward