Climate Change Politics through a Global Pledge-and-Review Regime: Positions among Negotiators and Stakeholders
2014 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 6, no 2, 794-811 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Pledge-and-review is an essential pillar for climate change mitigation up until 2020 under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In this paper, we build on a survey handed out to participants at the Seventeenth Conference of Parties in 2011 to examine to what extent climate negotiators and stakeholders agree with existing critiques towards pledge-and-review. Among the critique examined, we find that the one most agreed with is that the pledges fall short of meeting the 2 degree target, while the one least agreed with is that pledges are voluntary. We also find that respondents from Annex 1 parties are more critical than respondents from Non-Annex 1 parties. Negotiators display strikingly similar responses regardless of where they are from, while there is a remarkable difference between Annex 1 and Non-Annex 1 environmental non-governmental organizations. We build on these results to discuss the legitimacy of pledge-and-review.
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MDPI , 2014. Vol. 6, no 2, 794-811 p.
climate change; critique; legitimacy; negotiations; pledge-and-review; politics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105763DOI: 10.3390/su6020794ISI: 000332123100019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-105763DiVA: diva2:710294