This book charts the course and causes of UN, G7 and G20 governance of climate change through the crucial period of 2015–2021. It provides a careful, comprehensive and reliable description of the individual and interactive contributions of the G7, G20 and UN summits and analyses their results.
The authors explain these contributions and results by considering the impacts of causal candidates, such as a changing physical ecosystem and international political system and the actions of individual leaders of the world’s most systemically significant countries. They apply and improve an established, compact causal model, grounded in international relations theory, to guide these tasks.
By developing, prescribing and implementing immediate, realistic actionable policy solutions to cope with the urgent, existential challenge of controlling climate change, this volume will appeal to scholars of international relations, global governance and global environmental governance.
Table of Contents
2 Producing Paris, 2015
3 Relying on Paris, 2016
4 Tackling Trump, 2017
5 G7 Leadership, 2018
6 G20 Leadership, 2019
7 COVID-19 Crowd-Out, 2020
8 Combined Leadership, 2021
John J. Kirton, PhD, is a professor of political science and the founder and director of the G7 and G20 Research Groups, and co-director of the BRICS Research Group and the Global Health Diplomacy Program, based at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Ella Kokotsis, PhD, is the director of accountability of the G7 and G20 Research Groups, based at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Brittaney Warren, MES, is lead researcher on climate change for the G7 and G20 Research Groups as well as the BRICS Research Group, based at the University of Toronto, Canada.