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The Resource Changing climates in North American politics : institutions, policymaking, and multilevel governance, edited by Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer

Changing climates in North American politics : institutions, policymaking, and multilevel governance, edited by Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer

Label
Changing climates in North American politics : institutions, policymaking, and multilevel governance
Title
Changing climates in North American politics
Title remainder
institutions, policymaking, and multilevel governance
Statement of responsibility
edited by Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
North American policy responses to global climate change are complex and sometimes contradictory and reach across multiple levels of government. For example, the U.S. federal government rejected the Kyoto Protocol and mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) restrictions, but California developed some of the world's most comprehensive climate change law and regulation; Canada's federal government ratified the Kyoto Protocol, but Canadian GHG emissions increased even faster than those of the United States; and Mexico's state-owned oil company addressed climate change issues in the 1990s, in stark contrast to leading U.S. and Canadian energy firms. This book is the first to examine and compare political action for climate change across North America, at levels ranging from continental to municipal, in locations ranging from Mexico to Toronto to Portland, Maine. Changing Climates in North American Politics investigates new or emerging institutions, policies, and practices in North American climate governance; the roles played by public, private, and civil society actors; the diffusion of policy across different jurisdictions; and the effectiveness of multilevel North American climate change governance. It finds that although national climate policies vary widely, the complexities and divergences are even greater at the subnational level. Policy initiatives are developed separately in states, provinces, cities, large corporations, NAFTA bodies, universities, NGOs, and private firms, and this lack of coordination limits the effectiveness of multilevel climate change governance. In North America, unlike much of Europe, climate change governance has been largely bottom-up rather than top-down
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.738/7456097
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC982.8
LC item number
.C53 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Selin, Henrik
  • VanDeveer, Stacy D
Series statement
American and comparative environmental policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental policy
  • Global warming
Label
Changing climates in North American politics : institutions, policymaking, and multilevel governance, edited by Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An introduction to woodburners -- A few facts and figures about fuel -- Holzvergasers at war -- Appendix. Partial translation of operation and service manual, Imbert holzgas anlage im 3 to open blitz lastwagen [copyrighted to Opel]
Control code
ocn259716037
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 338 p.
Isbn
9780262012997
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008042153
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o259716037
  • (OCoLC)259716037
Label
Changing climates in North American politics : institutions, policymaking, and multilevel governance, edited by Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
An introduction to woodburners -- A few facts and figures about fuel -- Holzvergasers at war -- Appendix. Partial translation of operation and service manual, Imbert holzgas anlage im 3 to open blitz lastwagen [copyrighted to Opel]
Control code
ocn259716037
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 338 p.
Isbn
9780262012997
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008042153
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o259716037
  • (OCoLC)259716037

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