Critical Dialogue: Democratizing Global Climate Governance

Frank Biermann, Utrecht University

FrankBiermann smallThirty years of national and international climate policy have not led to sufficient reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The intergovernmental negotiation process, in particular, is widely criticized. While thousands of diplomats, activists, business leaders and scientists annually convene for the conferences of the parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, progress at these gatherings is painfully slow, oscillating between outright failures—such as the 2009 conference in Copenhagen—and rays of hope, such as the conference in December 2015 in Paris.

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Perspectives on Politics / Volume 14 / Issue 01 / March 2016, pp 174-176
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