By Gerald Kutney

Carbon Politics and the Failure of Kyoto charts the framework and political evolution of the Kyoto Protocol negotiations and examines the resultant failure of the foreign group to accurately handle weather switch. the point of interest isn't at the technological know-how or results of weather switch yet at the political gamesmanship of the most important gamers through the UNFCCC negotiation approach. greater than an up-to-date historical past of the subject material, this booklet offers a close learn of the carbon ambitions which turned the largest influencing issue at the response of countries to Kyoto’s binding agreements.


The ebook presents an in-depth research of the prime international locations’ reasons, together with the U.S., China and Germany, in coming into the negotiations, particularly, their fiscal pursuits. regardless of the trouble to wrestle weather swap in politics that the negotiations characterize, the e-book concludes that an contract which calls for virtually two hundred very diversified international locations to agree on a unmarried protocol is doomed to failure. The publication deals a singular contribution to our knowing of this failure and indicates substitute frameworks and guidelines to take on what's arguably the main advanced political factor of our time.

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