Kyoto Protocol and Copenhagen

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Kyoto Protocol and Copenhagen Kyoto Protocol: A protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), aimed at combating global warming. The UNFCCC is an international environmental treaty with the goal of achieving "stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system— As of November 2009, 187 states have signed and ratified the protocol, United States has not Copenhagen Follow up on the Kyoto Protocol Environmental Conference among world leaders in Copenhagen Denmark. Asking everyone to lower their carbon emissions by 30% instead of the original 20% Global power struggle: China and the United States—China says that the United States must sign on to the Kyoto Protocol before they do, claiming that they are still a
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Unformatted text preview: manufacturing economy in their development phase—the US did not have to abide by such rules while they were developing • Nothing will be settled because neither side will compromise their geopolitical position— Obama cannot really do anything because Congress has not signed on Significant: It deals with the issue of global governance and supra national governance—countries are not ready for global governance regime—WHY? Countries do not want to sacrifice any more of their sovereignty, even when it comes to the environment • The environment then becomes a collective action problem—if economic integration makes sense and having a set of rules over economic policy is needed….Can states get over the cost of inter-dependence?...
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2010 for the course POL S 186 taught by Professor Cohen during the Winter '10 term at UCSB.

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