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Negotiating Climate Change : The Inside Story of the Rio Convention - Irving M. Mintzer

Negotiating Climate Change

The Inside Story of the Rio Convention

By: Irving M. Mintzer (Editor), J. Amber Leonard (Editor), Michael J. Chadwick (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 28th November 1994
ISBN: 9780521479141
Number Of Pages: 408

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Two years of intense and often dramatic negotiations culminated in the signing of a Framework Convention on Climate Change at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This compelling book reconstructs the dynamics of those negotiations, based on eye-witness accounts. The main contributors, each a principal player in the drama, have been selected to reflect the perspectives of the most important interest groups and institutions involved in the negotiations, including the OECD, oil-importing developing nations, private industry and non-governmental organisations. These individual accounts are integrated into an edited volume that provides a multi-dimensional assessment of the negotiating process, focusing on the competitive and co-operative interactions among nations, regional alliances, international institutions, corporations and non-governmental organisations.

'... of high quality and great interest ... highly recommended.' International Relations

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Commonly Used Acronymsp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Background
Visions of a Changing Worldp. 3
Prologue to the Climate Change Conventionp. 45
Views from Within the Ring
Exercising Common but Differentiated Responsibilityp. 77
The Beginnings of an International Climate Lawp. 97
Constructive Damage to the Status Quop. 113
The Climate Change Negotiationsp. 129
A Personal Assessmentp. 149
The Road to Riop. 175
A Failure of Presidential Leadershipp. 187
Looking Back to See Forwardp. 201
The Outside Edges In
Some Comments on the INC Processp. 229
A View from the Ground Upp. 239
Prospects for the Future
Towards a Winning Climate Coalitionp. 277
Visions of the Past, Lessons for the Futurep. 321
The Framework Convention on Climate Changep. 335
Indexp. 367
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ISBN: 9780521479141
ISBN-10: 0521479142
Series: Cambridge Energy and Environment Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 28th November 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.57