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Title Feeling the heat : the politics of climate policy in rapidly industrializing countries / edited by Ian Bailey, Hugh Compston
Published Basingstoke ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 246 pages)
Series Energy, climate and the environment series
Energy, climate, and the environment series.
Contents Climate policy : issues and opportunities for rapidly industrializing countries / Terry Barker -- BRICs in the global climate regime : rapidly industrializing countries and international climate negotiations / Deborah Davenport -- Ever closer partnerships? European Union relations with rapidly industrializing countries on climate change / Stavors Afionis and Ian Bailey -- The United States and rapidly industrializing countries : climate policy in bilateral relations / Paul G. Harris -- Supporting China's green leap forward : political strategies for China's climate policies / Miriam Schröder -- India and climate change : energy, equity and development / Susannah Fisher -- More than hot air : the economics and politics of climate change in Russia / Nicholas Howarth and Andrew Foxall -- Climate politics in Brazil : public awareness, social transformations and emissions reduction / Eduardo Viola and Matias Franchini -- Political strategy and climate policy in rapidly industrializing countries / Ian Bailey and Hugh Compston
Summary If dangerous climate change is to be avoided, greenhouse gas emissions will have to be brought under control in emerging major emitters such as China, India, Russia and Brazil. What are the political obstacles to climate policy in these countries? What political strategies can their governments use to strengthen climate policies without incurring serious political damage? Building on its predecessor volume, Turning Down the Heat: The Politics of Climate Policy in Affluent Democracies (Palgrave Macmillan 2008), this book includes contributions on the scientific, economic and international dimensions of climate change and climate policy. The authors describe the nature and sources of greenhouse gas emissions, the history of climate policies, and the political strategies employed by governments before conclusions are drawn about the main political obstacles facing industrializing countries on climate policy and how these might be overcome
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Environmental policy -- Brazil.
Environmental policy -- China.
Environmental policy -- India.
Environmental policy -- Russia (Federation)
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- Brazil.
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- China.
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- India.
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- Russia (Federation)
Form Electronic book
Author Bailey, Ian, 1965-
Compston, Hugh, 1955-
LC no. 2012012333
ISBN 0230374972 (electronic bk.)
9780230374973 (electronic bk.)