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Climate for Change: Non-State Actors and the Global Politics of the Greenhouse

By: Peter Newell

222 pages, no illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Nov 2000 | #106227 | ISBN: 0521632501
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About this book

Provides a challenging explanation of the forces that have shaped the international global warming debate, concentrating on how non-state actors, such as scientific, environmental and industry groups, as opposed to governmental organisations, affect political outcomes in global fora on climate change. It also provides insights into the role of the media in influencing the agenda.

'Its reports are the most authoritative available on the subject.' Climate Policy


Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Politics in a warming world: introduction; 2. Existing approaches: problems and limitations; 3. Knowledge, frames and the scientific community; 4. Climate of opinion: the agenda-setting role of the mass media; 5. Climate for business: the political influence of the fossil fuel lobbies; 6. Climate for change: environmental NGOs; 7. Conclusion: states, NGOs and the future of global climate politics; Appendix A: list of abbreviations; Appendix B: chronology of the international response to the issue of climate change; References; Index.

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