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Past, Present and Future of Transatlantic Cooperation for Climate Governance

  • Christine Bakker
  • Francesco Francioni
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series (PSEUP)

Abstract

Bakker and Francioni examine the respective roles of the European Union (EU) and the USA in shaping the international response to climate change. They analyse the present dynamics in climate stabilisation and their impact on transatlantic relations, and consider how domestic realities in the USA and the EU have influenced and are likely to affect transatlantic approaches to climate change. The authors also examine how the EU and the USA have influenced the adoption of a new international climate agreement at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. The chapter concludes by exploring possible avenues for transatlantic cooperation in fostering a more coherent international approach to one of the main challenges of humankind in the decades ahead.

Keywords

Climate change Transatlantic relations Global governance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine Bakker
    • 1
  • Francesco Francioni
    • 1
  1. 1.European University InstituteAcademy of European Law, FlorenceItaly

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