Views on alternative forums for effectively tackling climate change
2015 (English)In: Nature Climate Change, ISSN 1758-678X, E-ISSN 1758-6798, Vol. 5, no 9, 864-867 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This year (2015) marks the 21st formal anniversary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and in December a new climate treaty is expected to be reached. Yet, the UNFCCC has not been successful in setting the world on a path to meet a target to prevent temperatures rising by more than 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels(1). Meanwhile, other forums, such as the G20 and subnational forums, have increasingly become sites of climate change initiatives(2-6). There has, however, so far been no systematic evaluation of what forums climate change policymakers and practitioners perceive to be needed to effectively tackle climate change. Drawing on survey data from two recent UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP), we show that there exists an overall preference for state-led, multilateral forums. However, preferences starkly diverge between respondents from different geographical regions and no clear alternative to the UNFCCC emerges. Our results highlight difficulties in coordinating global climate policy in a highly fragmented governance landscape.
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NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP , 2015. Vol. 5, no 9, 864-867 p.
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121433DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2684ISI: 000360338400021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-121433DiVA: diva2:855124
Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council [421-2011-1862]; Formas [2011-779]2015-09-182015-09-182016-06-14