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Governing the Climate Change Regime
Institutional Integrity and Integrity Systems

ISBN 9780367024185
Published August 23, 2018 by Routledge
290 Pages

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Book Description

This volume, the second in a series of three, examines the institutional architecture underpinning the global climate integrity system. This system comprises an inter-related set of institutions, governance arrangements, regulations, norms and practices that aim to implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Arguing that governance is a neutral term to describe the structures and processes that coordinate climate action, the book presents a continuum of governance values from ‘thick’ to ‘thin’ to determine the regime’s legitimacy and integrity. The collection contains four parts with part one exploring the links between governance and integrity, part two containing chapters which evaluate climate governance arrangements, part three exploring avenues for improving climate governance and part four reflecting on the road to the UNFCCC's Paris Agreement. The book provides new insights into understanding how systemic institutional and governance failures have occurred, how they could occur again in the same or different form and how these failures impact on the integrity of the UNFCCC. This work extends contemporary governance scholarship to explore the extent to which selected institutional case studies, thematic areas and policy approaches contribute to the overall integrity of the regime.

Table of Contents

Part One: Exploring the Links between Governance and the integrity of Climate Change

1. Introduction: Governing the climate regime

[Tim Cadman, Charles Sampford, Rowena Maguire and Hugh Breakey]

2. Governance Values and Institutional Integrity

[Hugh Breakey, Tim Cadman and Charles Sampford]

Part Two: Evaluating Governance Arrangement within the UNFCCC

3. The Climate Governance Regime Complex: Institutions, Actors and Discourses

[Philipp Pattberg, Lisa Sanderink and Oscar Widerberg

4. Institutions, Institutional Practices, and Global Climate Change Governance: The Case of REDD+

[Eero Palmujoki]

5. The Global Governance System for Climate Finance: Towards Greater Institutional Integrity?

[Emilie Bécault and Axel Marx]

6. Governance of Climate Displacement within the UN Climate Regime

[Rowena Maguire]

7. Human Rights and Equity: Governing Values for the Global Climate Regime

[Kate Dooley and Gita Parihar]

8. Tradable Permits and Emission Reduction under the Paris Agreement: Governance Values and Integrity Challenges

[Tanvi Mani]

Part Three: Improving Governance within the UNFCCC

9. Enhancing Good Governance within the International Climate RegimeThrough Human Rights Principles

[Bridget Lewis]

10. Climate Governance Accountability Challenges: Lessons from Multilateral Climate Finance

[Lisa Elges]

11. Co- Producing Climate Smart Agriculture Knowledge through Social Networks: Future Directions for Climate Governance

[Joseph Macharia and Hope Johnson]

12. International Climate Change Policy and the Contribution of Civil Society Organizations

[Peter J. Glynn]


Afterword The Long Road to Paris: Insider and Outsider Perspectives

[Klaus Radunsky and Tim Cadman]





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Dr Tim Cadman is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law at Griffith University, Australia.

Dr Rowena Maguire is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Co-Chair of the International Law and Global Governance Research Program at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Professor Charles Sampford is Foundation Dean of Law and Foundation Director of the Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law (IEGL), Griffith University, Australia.