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The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy

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Robert Falkner
Wiley (April 2013)

The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of international policy on climate and the environment. It brings together a global team of experts from the fields of environmental politics, international relations, economics, and law, who explore current debates and the latest thinking in the search for global environmental solutions. The volume reviews the key environmental challenges, concepts, and approaches; examines the role of global actors, institutions, and processes; and considers the links between the global economy and global environmental politics.

Cutting across a wide range of related disciplines, the Handbook highlights the connections between social science research and global policy to provide an essential introduction for students, a review of the contemporary research agenda for researchers, and also an accessible resource for practitioners.

  • Dr Robert Falkner is a reader in international relations at LSE, academic director of the TRIUM Global EMBA, and an associate in the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

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'This Handbook brings together world-leading scholars to analyze the political and economic challenges of climate change and global environmental policy. Expertly edited, it surveys the latest academic theories as well as provides groundbreaking research on the organizations, actors, and processes shaping global environmental politics.'
Peter Dauvergne, University of British Columbia

'The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy brings together many of the world’s leading scholars in to provide 28 authoritative yet accessible reviews of the state of the art in the field. A superbly edited volume that will become a crucial resource for students, policy practitioners and scholars alike.'
Frank Biermann, VU University Amsterdam and Lund University

'There are three good reasons why this Handbook should be the first port of call for anyone interested in global climate and environment policy. First, it is a written by a stellar cast of researchers at the top of their game. Second, it is coherently structured to enable a quick and easy navigation of the contributions. Third, it is thoroughly comprehensive in going well beyond a purely state-centric focus to include a rich variety of new policy initiatives by non-state actors. It also explores the intricate connections between global climate and environment policy and international political economy. This Handbook will provide not only the student but also the experienced scholar and practitioner with a definitive and commanding view.'
Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne


The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy