Feeling the Heat: The Politics of Climate Policy in Rapidly Industrializing Countries

Hardcover | April 15, 2012

EditorIan Bailey, Hugh Compston

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To avoid uncontrolled climate change, greenhouse gas emissions will have to be brought under control by major emitters outside the affluent West. The authors investigate the political obstacles in BRIC countries and what their governments could do to strengthen climate policies without incurring serious political damage.

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To avoid uncontrolled climate change, greenhouse gas emissions will have to be brought under control by major emitters outside the affluent West. The authors investigate the political obstacles in BRIC countries and what their governments could do to strengthen climate policies without incurring serious political damage.

IAN BAILEY is Associate Professor of Human Geography at the University of Plymouth, UK. He specializes in European and UK climate policy, carbon markets and energy policy. HUGH COMPSTONis Professor of Politics at Cardiff University, UK. He has published widely on political economy, public policy, and climate politics.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.56 × 5.65 × 0.9 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230280404

ISBN - 13:9780230280403

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Table of Contents

Introduction; I.Bailey & H.Compston
PART I: CONTEXT
Climate Policy: Issues and Opportunities for Rapidly Industrializing Countries; T.Barker
BRICS in the Global Climate Regime: Rapidly Industrializing Countries and International Climate Negotiations; D.Davenport
Ever Closer Partnerships? European Union Relations with Rapidly Industrializing Countries on Climate Change; S.Afionis & I.Bailey
The United States and Rapidly Industrializing Countries: Climate Policy in Bilateral Relations; P.Harris
PART II: ANALYSIS
Supporting China's Green Leap Forward: Political Strategies for China's Climate Policies; M.Schröder
India and Climate Change: Energy, Equity and Development; S.Fisher
More than Hot Air: The Economics and Politics of Climate Change in Russia; N.Howarth & A.Foxall
Climate Politics in Brazil: Public Awareness, Social Transformations and Emissions Reduction; E.Viola & M.Franchini
PART III: CONCLUSIONS
Political Strategy and Climate Policy in Rapidly Industrializing Countries; I.Bailey & H.Compston