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Greenhouse governance : addressing climate change in America

Author: Barry George Rabe; Brookings Institution.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines national and international laws and institutions governing human-mediated climate change. Issues examined include public perceptions and economic effects of climate change and policies to mitigate it, renewable electricity standards, vehicle fuel economy standards, cap-and-trade regimes, carbon taxes, and the adaptation-versus-mitigation debate"--Provided by publisher.
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Greenhouse governance.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010019408
(OCoLC)368050528
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry George Rabe; Brookings Institution.
ISBN: 9780815704652 0815704658 1282718517 9781282718517
OCLC Number: 659562751
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 382 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Preface --
I. Framing the issue of climate governance --
1. Introduction : the challenges of U.S. climate governance / Barry G. Rabe --
2. American public opinion and climate change / Christopher P. Borick --
3. Compensatory federalism / Martha Derthick --
4. The politics of vertical diffusion : the states and climate change / Paul L. Posner --
II. Market and regulatory approaches to climate governance --
5. The emerging revolution in emission trading policy / Leigh Raymond --
6. The "impossible dream" of carbon taxes : is the "best answer" a political non-starter? / Barry G. Rabe --
7. The long and winding road : automotive fuel economy and American politics / Pietro S. Nivola --
8. Encouraging renewable electricity to promote climate change mitigation / Ian H. Rowlands --
9. Adapting to climate change : problems and prospects / Marc Landy --
III. Are federal institutions up to the challenge of climate change? --
10. Courts and climate policy : now and in the future / Kirsten H. Engel --
11. Can Congress govern the climate? / Barry G. Rabe --
12. Greenhouse regulation / how capable is EPA? / Walter Rosenbaum --
IV. Reconnecting the United States with the world --
13. Re-engaging international climate governance : challenges and opportunities for the United States / Stacy D. VanDeveer and Hanrik Selin --
14. Multilevel governance and transatlantic climate change politics / Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer --
Conclusion / Barry G. Rabe.
Responsibility: Barry G. Rabe, editor.

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