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Climate Change Politics through a Global Pledge-and-Review Regime: Positions among Negotiators and Stakeholders
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research. IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; School of Business, Society and Engineering, Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden.
2014 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 6, no 2, 794-811 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [en]
climate change; critique; legitimacy; negotiations; pledge-and-review; politics
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-105763DOI: 10.3390/su6020794ISI: 000332123100019OAI: diva2:710294
Available from: 2014-04-07 Created: 2014-04-04 Last updated: 2016-06-15

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