Climate Diplomacy From Rio To Paris: The Effort To Contain Global Warming

Paperback | December 6, 2016

byWilliam Sweet

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The essential primer for understanding climate diplomacy, describing both the major players and the path to progress, from the 1992 Rio Summit to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference

Climate Diplomacy from Rio to Paris is the first accessible overview of climate diplomacy in its first quarter century. The author, who has reported on energy and climate for two decades, provides readers with a nuanced account of the major players and their interests—from the United States, the European Union, and China to environmental organizations, the United Nations, and the Vatican—and analyzes the outcomes of the major climate conferences at Rio, Kyoto, Copenhagen, and Paris.

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The essential primer for understanding climate diplomacy, describing both the major players and the path to progress, from the 1992 Rio Summit to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference Climate Diplomacy from Rio to Paris is the first accessible overview of climate diplomacy in its first quarter century. The author, who has reported on energ...

William Sweet is a reporter and writer. He previously wrote about science and public policy for Physics Today, and about energy and climate for IEEE Spectrum. He is the author of two previous books, Kicking the Carbon Habit and The Nuclear Age.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.66 inPublished:December 6, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300209630

ISBN - 13:9780300209631

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“Showing his strength as a reporter, Sweet explains very well that the policy process is not always rational or straight-forward. Outlining both the chronology of global climate policy and the cast of characters, this book shows climate diplomacy is based on logic, science, and personalities.”—Chadwick Dearing Oliver, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies