Outside the Climate Arena: Multilateral and Bilateral Diplomacy

  • Sebastian Oberthür
  • Hermann E. Ott


Mitigating climate change requires changing the dominant pattern of economic and social development. As such, it is one of the most important issues on the sustainable development agenda, cutting across all areas of society. Consequently, the Kyoto process received a degree of attention of world leaders that has been unprecedented in international environmental affairs. Unlike other environmental issues, “foreign environmental policy”1 on climate change has involved foreign ministers and Heads of State, elevating climate change to “high politics”.


Saudi Arabia Emission Trading Emission Trading Scheme Foreign Minister Sustainable Development Agenda 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Oberthür
    • 1
  • Hermann E. Ott
    • 2
  1. 1.EcologicBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Wuppertal Institute for ClimateEnvironment and EnergyWuppertalGermany

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