US re-engagement? - a study of central elements that will increase a US inclination to participate in a post-Kyoto agreement
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The United States is the single largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. Its engagement is therefore critical to the success of any international effort to prevent man-made global climate change. It was therefore a huge step-back for the international community when President Bush soon after taking office in 2001 rejected the Kyoto Protocol. Despite a strong opposition the international community did not convince the Bush administration to reconsider its decision and re-engage in the Kyoto Protocol process. The objective of this thesis is to investigate which central elements that will increase a US inclination to participate in international agreements after the first commitment period in the Kyoto Protocol. These elements were found through a literature study of four peer-reviewed articles and an empirical analysis of four international partnership agreements. The overall conclusion is that there are several central elements that could increase a US inclination to participate in international agreements after the first commitment period in the Kyoto Protocol. These elements cover a wide range of disciplines from technology over research and development to business interests.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tema vatten i natur och samhälle , 2007. , 31 p.
US, post-Kyoto, re-engagement, agreement, climate change
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-10532ISRN: LIU-TEMA/MV-C--07/01--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-10532DiVA: diva2:17272
Subject / course
Bachelor of Science Thesis, Environmental Science Programme
2007-06-05, B43, Bomull, Campus Norrköping, Norrköping, 09:15
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law