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May 172013

Transatlantic Relations and the future of Global Governance

Environment, Sustainability, and Justice

Transworld Op-Ed

Ranabir Samaddar
The anxiety about sustainability first came to the fore after the Second World War, when the euphoria of the victory of liberalism over fascism was mixed with the concern that the world would not be able to withstand another such event of mass slaughter and hitherto unimaginable destruction of resources. [...]
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May 2013 Issue 4

The Shifting Locus of Global Climate Policy Leadership
, by Denny Ellerman
Over the past two decades and in one area of global policy concern, a shift in  global leadership can be observed such as some would see as likely to become  typical in a more polycentric 21st century. In this instance, the shift of  global leadership is from …
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The Evolution of EU Policy and Law in the Environmental Field: Achievements and Current Challenges
, by Emanuela Orlando
In the course of the past four decades, since the adoption of the First Environmental Programme in 1973, EU environmental policy and legislation have expanded dramatically, and gradually become one of the main …
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The Evolution of EU Competences in the Field of External Relations and its Impact on Environmental Governance Policies
, by Kati Kulovesi and Marise Cremona
While the European Union (EU) seeks to play an active role in global environmental governance, its special nature as an international actor has important implications for its external environmental policies and …
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The European Emission Trading System: Flashing Lights, Dark Shadows and Future Prospects for Global ETS Cooperation
, by Simone Borghesi and Massimiliano Montini
This paper examines the main legal and economic aspects of the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS), with a particular emphasis on its features with respect to previous cap-and-trade regimes, its environmental and …
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The Importance of Coherent and Integrated Energy and Agriculture Policies in Meeting EU Climate Change Objectives
, by Antony Froggatt, Estelle Rouhaud and Tereza Svacinová
The EU is on track to reach both its Kyoto Protocol commitments and its own 2020 targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). However, meeting the ambitious 2050 decarbonisation objective will require …
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The New US Domestic Climate and Clean Energy Agenda. The Outlook for 2013
, by Nigel Purvis, Cecilia Springer, and Samuel Grausz
The United States may achieve significant emission reductions by 2020, but a sluggish economy, rising budget deficits, and other factors press against strong US action at home or abroad. This paper seeks to make sense of …
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Adjustments of US Energy Policy on Climate Change: Trends at the Federal and State Level
, by Helena Schulzová
The United States has since 2008 managed to decrease its greenhouse gas emissions, due to the combined effects of an increased use of shale gas, the economic downturn and …
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New Drivers of US Climate Action? The Politics of Extreme Weather and Adaptation
,by Bernice Lee and Diarmuid Torney
Much has been written on the conflicting range of domestic interests that have driven the politics of climate change in the US, and on the potential implications of the US shale gas revolution for US energy and climate outlook. Less analysed is …
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The Role of EU and US Non-State Actors in the Global Environmental System. A Focus on Climate Change
, by Annalisa Savaresi
This paper investigates the climate regime as a case study to assess the engagement of non-state actors from across the Atlantic with the global environmental system. After a short introduction on the role of non-state actors …
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Transworld Plenary Conference in London

The Transworld Consortium held its second plenary meeting at Chatham House, London, on April 25-26. The two-day event offered the opportunity to  …
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