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Energy, Climate and the Environment

Feeling the Heat

The Politics of Climate Policy in Rapidly Industrializing Countries

Authors: Bailey, Ian, Compston, Hugh

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To avoid uncontrolled climate change, greenhouse gas emissions will have to be brought under control by major emitters outside the affluent West. The authors investigate the political obstacles in BRIC countries and what their governments could do to strengthen climate policies without incurring serious political damage.

About the authors

STAVROS AFIONIS Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, UK TERRY BARKER Director of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK DEBORAH DAVENPORT Senior Visiting Research Associate at the University of Oxford, UK SUSANNAH FISHER holds a research fellowship at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK ANDREW FOXALL completed his DPhil at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, UK MATIAS A. FRANCHINI Research member of Climate Action Network at the University of Brazil PAUL G. HARRIS Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, China NICHOLAS HOWARTH Specialist on carbon markets, energy investment and technological change at the School of Geography and Environment, Oxford University, UK MIRIAM SCHRÖDER Research Fellow at Potsdam University, Germany EDUARDO VIOLA Professor of International Relations and Chair of the Research Network on International Relations and Climate Change, University of Brazil

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Hugely important, frequently insightful, wonderfully incisive this is a really valuable addition to the literature on climate change in general, and a ground breaking one when it comes to understanding the critically important role that the rapidly industrialising world must play if we are to stand a chance of avoiding dangerous climate change.

Andy Gouldson, Director, ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, Leeds, UK

As the largest of the industrializing states, Brazil, China, India and Russia will in many ways determine the future of the global environment. This book explores how these major economies understand and frame climate change and the actions they are prepared to take. Using a policy-network approach, it also proposes politically palatable strategies for action. Clearly, this is a must read for students, researchers, and policy practitioners.

Miranda A. Schreurs, Director, Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

With their massive and growing ecological footprints, China, India, Russia, and Brazil are crucial players in the politics of climate-change mitigation. This volume, with its extensive case studies and comparative analysis, will help scholars, students, journalists, and activists around the world to understand the political realities in these key countries.

Graeme Lang, Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong, China

For anyone interested in recent developments in climate policy of the rapidly emerging economies, Bailey and Compston's book is a valuable compendium. The solution of the challenges discussed in this volume will be the key task of

the next decade of international climate policy. Otherwise we will be moving along a path leading us to a world warming by 3°C or more before the end of the century.

Axel Michaelowa, Greenhouse Gas Measurement and Management


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bailey, Ian (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Climate Policy: Issues and Opportunities for Rapidly Industrializing Countries

    Barker, Terry

    Pages 19-37

  • BRICs in the Global Climate Regime: Rapidly Industrializing Countries and International Climate Negotiations

    Davenport, Deborah

    Pages 38-56

  • Ever Closer Partnerships? European Union Relations with Rapidly Industrializing Countries on Climate Change

    Afionis, Stavros (et al.)

    Pages 57-74

  • The United States and Rapidly Industrializing Countries: Climate Policy in Bilateral Relations

    Harris, Paul G.

    Pages 75-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feeling the Heat
Book Subtitle
The Politics of Climate Policy in Rapidly Industrializing Countries
Authors
Series Title
Energy, Climate and the Environment
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37497-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230374973
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28040-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32759-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 246
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