Only need 7 more doublings to have 100 of energy

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only need 7 more doublings to have 100% of energy supplied by solar (14 years) - 100% renewable energy would say $107 billion in health care costs - combination of wind, solar, water, wave, and thermal - 200,000 jobs created - powering agriculture, transportation, electricity, etc. Unit 9 Global Governance and The Politics of Climate Change Unit Notes - Paris Climate Agreement vests considerable responsibility in the hands of national governments to enact and enforce policies that will reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to well below 2C above preindustrial levels - climate change is an intergenerational, transboundary problem whose negative impacts are the result of multiple actors, decisions and feedback mechanisms that often defy singular logics of individual and collective responsibility - climate regime complex Global Governance and International Regimes
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- international regimes are rules agreed to by states concerning their conduct in specific issues areas and often associate with NGOs - states build international regimes as a means of realizing the benefits of coopera- tion with other states and with non-state actors, such as MNCs and NGOs - strong integration and compliance levels of regimes are reliant on: the interests of individual nation states, the material gains states can achieve through linkages, and their ability to manage the uncertain actions, intentions, and outcomes of other states, non-state actors and events - in contrast to the interest-based model, the focus on norms and practices high- lights the ways in which demands for accountability might establish political fat about what is possible and legitimate Canadian Climate Change Policy - constitutional challenges of working across federal and provincial jurisdictions and the political costs of incorporating fossil fuel-dependent provinces and regions in- tro a national climate change policy - no coordination of policy among federal and provincial govs - federal government has retreated from the politics of legislating climate policy, sting instead to defer responsibility to the provinces and municipalities - pay particular attention to the ways in which national and provincial govs have ar- ticulated federal efforts to legislate national policy on energy, environment and climate - product vs. by product - federal gov has narrowed the terms of what it means to act and cooperate on cli- mate change - common by differentiated responsibility to avert the possibly of dangerous cli- mate change - no harm principle - the precautionary principle - participatory principle Readings Chapter 12 and 13 (VanN) “The regime complex for climate change” Perspectives on Politics Unit 10 Decarbonizing Development: The Politics of Sustainable Energy Unit Notes - regulating local and global air quality through the use of renewable energy - the use of economic and regulatory instruments in promoting the development of alternative energy sources - use of subsidies in supporting conventional sources that are dependent upon the burning of fossil fuels
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