Skip to content

Global Climate Governance Beyond 2012. Architecture, Agency and Adaptation

Biermann, Frank, Philipp Pattberg, and Fariboz Zelli (editors). 2010. Global Climate Governance Beyond 2012. Architecture, Agency and Adaptation. . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press


A cutting-edge assessment of policy options for future global climate governance, written by a team of leading experts from the European Union and developing countries. Global climate governance is at a crossroads. The 1997 Kyoto Protocol was merely a first step, and its core commitments expire in 2012. This book addresses three questions which will be central to any new climate agreement. What is the most effective overall legal and institutional architecture for successful and equitable climate politics? What role should non-state actors play, including multinational corporations, non-governmental organizations, public-private partnerships and market mechanisms in general? How can we deal with the growing challenge of adapting our existing institutions to a substantially warmer world? This important resource offers policy practitioners in-depth qualitative and quantitative assessments of the costs and benefits of various policy options, and also offers academics from wide-ranging disciplines insight into innovative interdisciplinary approaches towards international climate negotiations.

Contributors: Frank Biermann, Philipp Pattberg, Fariborz Zelli, Harro van Asselt, Andries Hof, Michel den Elzen, Detlef van Vuuren, Christian Flachsland, Robert Marschinski, Ottmar Edenhofer, Marian Leimbach, Lavinia Baumstark, Harald Winkler, Manish Kumar Shrivastava, Nitu Goel, Johannes Stripple, Eva Lövbrand, Jasper van Vliet, Paul Lucas, Knut H. Alfen, Gunnar S. Eskeland, Kristin Linnerud, Ingrid Boas, Kelly de Bruin, Rob Dellink, Jessica Ayers, Mozaharul Alam, Saleemul Huq, Anne Jerneck, Lennart Olsen

© 2010 Cambridge University Press

You might like these publication categories

Recent publications

Building Capabilities for Earth System Governance

This Element develops a new Strategic Capabilities Framework for studying and steering complex socio-ecological systems. It is driven by the…

Trade and the Environment: Drivers and Effects of Environmental Provisions in Trade Agreements

The mushrooming of trade agreements and their interlinkages with environmental governance calls for new research on the trade and environment…

The Politics of Deep Time

Human societies increasingly interact with processes on a geological or even cosmic timescale. Despite this recognition, we still lack a…