1st Edition

Climate Change and Foreign Policy Case Studies from East to West

Edited By Paul G. Harris Copyright 2009
    208 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    198 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Climate Change and Foreign Policy: Case Studies from East to West and its companion volume, Environmental Change and Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice, examine and explain the role of foreign policy politics, processes and institutions in efforts to protect the environment and natural resources. They seek to highlight international efforts to address human-induced changes to the natural environment, analyze the actors and institutions that constrain and shape actions on environmental issues, show how environmental changes influence foreign policy processes, and critically assess environmental foreign policies.

    This book examines the problem of global climate change and assesses the manner in which governments and other actors have attempted to deal with it. It presents a series of in-depth international case studies on climate policy in Australia, Japan, China, Turkey, Hungary, Denmark, France, the European Union and the United States. The authors demonstrate how studying environmental foreign policy can help us to better understand how governments, businesses and civil society actors address—or fail to address—the critical problem climate change.

    This book will be of strong interest to scholars and students of environmental policy and politics, foreign policy, public policy, climate change and international relations.

    1. Climate Change in Environmental Foreign Policy: Science, Diplomacy, and Politics Paul G. Harris  2. Australia at a Discursive Crossroad: Climate Change and Foreign Policy Melissa Nursey-Bray  3. Japanese Foreign Policy on Climate Change: Diplomacy and Domestic Politics Hiroshi Ohta  4. Climate Change in Chinese Foreign Policy: Internal and External Responses Paul G. Harris and Hongyuan Yu  5. Turkey's Foreign Policy on Global Atmospheric Commons: Climate Change and Ozone Depletion Semra Cerit Mazlum  6. Understanding Hungary's Environmental Foreign Policy: The Cases of the Climate Change and Biodiversity Regimes Zsolt Boda, Györgyi Bela, and Zsuzsanna Pató  7. Climate Change and Danish Foreign Policy: Options for Greater Integration Deborah Murphy, John Drexhage, Oli Brown, Aaron Cosbey, Richard Tarasofsky, and Beverley Darkin  8. Environmental Foreign Policy in France: National Interests, Nuclear Power, and Climate Protection Joseph Szarka  9. Who Decides EU Foreign Policy on Climate Change?: Actors, Alliances, and Institutions Oriol Costa  10. Exceptionalism as Foreign Policy: US Climate Change Policy and an Emerging Norm of Compliance Elizabeth L. Chalecki  11. Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in Official Development Assistance: Challenges to Foreign Policy Integration Åsa Persson and Richard J.T. Klein


    Paul G. Harris is Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He is author/editor of Climate Change and American Foreign Policy, International Equity and Global Environmental Politics, The Environment, International Relations, and U.S. Foreign Policy, International Environmental Cooperation, Global Warming and East Asia, Confronting Environmental Change in East and Southeast Asia, The Global Politics of AIDS (with Patricia Siplon), Europe and Global Climate Change, Environmental Change and Foreign Policy, Climate Change and Foreign Policy, The Politics of Climate Change, World Ethics and Climate Change, China’s Responsibility for Climate Change, Ethics and Global Environmental Policy, Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development in China, the Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics and other books.