By A. Neil Craik, Isabel Studer, Debora Van Nijnatten

While no supranational associations exist to control weather swap in North the US, a procedure of cooperation between a various diversity of actors and associations is presently rising. Given the diversity of pursuits that effect weather coverage throughout political barriers, can those particular components be built-in right into a coherent, and finally resilient approach of neighborhood weather cooperation?

Climate swap coverage in North America is the 1st e-book to check how cooperation respecting weather swap can emerge inside of decentralized governance preparations. top students from a number of disciplines supply in-depth case reviews of weather cooperation tasks – equivalent to emissions buying and selling, strength cooperation, weather finance, carbon accounting and foreign alternate – in addition to research of the institutional, political, and monetary stipulations that impact weather coverage integration.

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Global Climate Governance beyond 2012: Architecture, Agency and Adaptation (Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2010). , 11. We are thus not focusing on the integration of political entities, as those who study regions and regionalism would. S. Holling, Stephen R. Carpente, and Ann Kinzig, “Resilience, Adaptability and Transformability in SocialEcological Systems,” Ecology and Society 9, no. 2 (2004), online. 21 Jutta Brunnée and Kelly Levin, “Climate Policy beyond Kyoto: The Perspective of the European Union,” in A Globally Integrated Climate Policy for Canada, ed.

67 Part One: Cooperation and Integration in North American Climate Governance North American climate cooperation provides, in our view, an important opportunity to consider the benefits and limitations of decentralized and self-organized governance. Yet we also recognize that climate cooperation occurs within a particular political and economic context. In North America, as elsewhere, climate politics shapes climate policy. In order to provide the context for the chapters that follow, this introductory section turns, in the chapter by co-editor Isabel Studer that follows, to an overview and analysis of the political and economic factors that have influenced the nature of climate change cooperation in North America.

Doc. 7, 18 Dec. 15, para. 2. 24 See Government of Canada, Office of the Prime Minister, “North American Leaders’ Declaration”; see also Group of Eight, “G8 Leaders Declaration: Responsible Leadership for a Sustainable Future,” 10 July 2009, L’Aquila, Italy. 25 The clearest example of this reticence was the use of intensity-based targets by the United States and Canada (as well as sub-national governments, such as Alberta), which tied reduction limits to productivity levels, as opposed to environmental outcomes.

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