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This book explores the nature of the domestic consensus in specific developing countries and the common, converging, diverging and conflicting interests underlying the international consensus. It presents a coherent account of the major North-South conflicts on this issue and explains these conflicts in terms of forthright and compelling arguments.
1. The Climate Change Issue. 2. A Theoretical Framework. 3. The Domestic Context: Opportunities and Risks. 4. Foreign Policy: Between Solidarity and Fighting Inequity. 5. GEF: The Case of Power Politics. 6. Joint Implementation: Between Hope and Angst. 7. Policy Options and Related Non-Decisions. 8. The Politics of Climate Science. 9. The Science of Climate Politics. 10. Towards Enhanced Cooperation. References. List of Treaties and Other International Legal Instruments. Table of Cases, UN and Other International Documents. Appendix 1: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Appendix 2: List of Questions for the Interviews. Appendix 3: Matrix of Interviewees.
'... the book is an interesting study not only on the problem of the climate change, but also on the general issues of international environmental law. [...] The book is well-structured and presented in an orderly manner. It makes for fascinating reading. [...] the book under review constitutes a substantial contribution to the field of international environmental law in general, and merits recommendation to all persons interested in the common problems of environmental protections - lawyers and non-lawyers alike.' Netherlands International Law Review, XLV:1 (1998)