Klaus Dingwerth, Jessica F. Green

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    Conventional wisdom holds that global collective action problems such as climate change require global cooperation. Accordingly, the Kyoto Protocol, governing carbon emissions, has long been viewed as the ‘only game in town.’ But as progress on international negotiations has slowed, non-state actors have developed a broad range of transnational regulations. In this chapter we focus on these activities and examine how different forms of transnational climate governance interact with multilateral governance. We argue that these interactions are not simply random, but can be classified into different types, many of which can further intergovernmental policy. In sum, transnational climate governance inserts greater flexibility into global climate governance; at the same time the coordination of the plethora of transnational regulatory activities pose a challenge.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Climate Governance
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)9781783470600
    ISBN (Print)9781783470594
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Environmental Science
    • General Social Sciences


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