This book presents the research that has been carried out over the past three years by a team of 30 leading experts from seven different research institutions in Europe and India.
It provides the reader with an up-to-date assessment of policy options for future global climate governance. The authors address three major questions throughout the book, which will arguably be at the heart of any future climate agreements: what is the most effective legal and institutional architecture for global climate politics? What role should non-state actors play? And lastly, what are the possibilities for the global community to adapt to a warmer world? The authors’ aim is to develop and generate new ideas that may assist future negotiations on a new global agreement on global climate governance for the period after 2012, when the current commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol expires. In the 19 chapters the authors seek to answer these questions by integrating a variety of approaches ranging from quantitative research to legal and policy analysis.European Energy and Environmental Law Review