US climate change policy
- Christopher J. Bailey.
- Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate Publishing Limited, 
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- xiv, 180 pages ; 24 cm.
- Transforming environmental politics and policy.
- Bailey, Christopher J., author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Contents: Introduction-- The problem, policies, and politics-- Small steps to Rio-- Staggering towards Kyoto-- Scepticism, neglect, and obstruction-- Action and reaction-- Conclusions-- Bibliography-- Index.
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The United States has widely been perceived as sceptical, if not hostile, to the need to address man-made climate change. US government policy has undoubtedly disappointed environmentalists and scientists who believe more concerted action is needed, but a careful examination of the evidence reveals a number of policy actions designed to investigate, mitigate, and adapt to climate change have been implemented. Laws, regulatory action, and court rulings have led to advances in climate science, action to reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions and efforts to prepare for the potential consequences of climate change. In this important book Chris Bailey explains and details the challenges and achievements of US climate change policy from its origins to the present day.
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- Climatic changes > Political aspects > United States.
- Environmental policy > United States.
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992 May 9). Protocols, etc. (1997 December 11)
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992 May 9)
- Climatic changes > Political aspects.
- Environmental policy.
- United States.
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- U.S. climate change policy
- United States climate change policy
- Transforming environmental politics and policy
- 9781409440178 hardback : alk. paper
- 1409440176 hardback : alk. paper
- 9781409440185 ebook
- 9781472405869 epub
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