Climate Change and Global Policy Regimes: Towards Institutional Legitimacy


Climate Change and Global Policy Regimes Towards Institutional Legitimacy
Edited by: Timothy Cadman


Since the creation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, media and public attention has been focussed on the global negotiations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Little attention has been paid to the institutions that are charged with the responsibility of developing effective responses. These are often remote from the public, and communities most threatened by global warming are often excluded from decision-making. The contributors to this volume investigate a wide range of institutions within the 'climate change regime complex'. From carbon trading, to food and water availability, energy production, human security, local government, and the intergovernmental climate talks themselves, they find much that should be of concern to policy makers, and the public at large. In doing so they provide a series of recommendations to improve governance legitimacy, and assist public participation in policy deliberations that will affect future generations.

Timothy Cadman is a Research Fellow at the UNU Institute for Ethics Goverance and Law and the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. His first book Quality and Legitimacy of Global Governance: Case Lessons from Forestry was published in 2011.