International Climate Change Policy

Gabriel A Chan, Robert Stavins, Zou Ji

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International cooperation to address the threat of climate change has become more institutionally diverse over the past decade, reflecting multiple scales of governance and the growing inclusion of climate change issues in other policy arenas. Cooperation under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has continued to evolve from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to the 2015 Paris Agreement, while other governmental and private sector international fora for cooperation have arisen. As the level of activity in international cooperation on climate change mitigation has increased, so too has the related scholarly literature. In this review, we synthesize the literature on international climate change cooperation and identify key policy implications, as well as those findings most relevant for the research community. Our scope includes critical evaluation of the organization and implementation of agreements and instruments, retrospective analysis of cooperative efforts, and explanations of successes and failures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-360
Number of pages26
JournalAnnual Review of Resource Economics
StatePublished - Oct 5 2018

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  • Global climate change
  • International agreements
  • International policy architectures


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