Routledge research in international environmental law.
"Climate change poses fundamental and varied challenges to all communities internationally. Adaptation and mitigation strategies proposed by governments and non-governmental organisations often require radical shifts in socio-political structures, technological and economic systems, organisational forms, and modes of regulation. The success of these proposed measures hinges on their acceptability within their local constituencies, which underlines the importance of better comprehending the role of cultural legitimacy in the choice of international interventions aimed at tackling the impact of climate change. This book brings together expert perspectives from different disciplines on the issue of international climate change law and policy. Each discussion explores the premise that critiques of the legitimacy of international climate change regulation have the capacity to positively influence policy trends and legal choices. Chapters range from theoretical evaluations to specific case-studies, and include such topics as land use planning, indigenous peoples in international environmental negotiations, transnational advocacy networks, and community-based forestry management. The book will be of great interest to students and researchers of environmental law, international law and environmental studies"-- Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Cultural legitimacy and international law and policy on climate change : an introduction / Thoko Kaime 2. Cultural legitimacy of mitigation and adaptation to climate change : an analytical framework / Olanrewaju Fagbohun 3. Cultural legitimacy and regulatory transitions for climate change : a discursive framework / Thoko Kaime 4. Climate change action 'got 'tween the lawful sheets' / Kirk W. Junker 5. Indigenous peoples in international environmental negotiations : evidence from biodiversity and climate change / Carola Betzold and Anaid Flesken 6. Voluntary social movements and sufficiency policies for climate change adaptation / Lucy Brown and Carl Dalhammar 7. The behaviour imperative : unlocking the potential of everyday change to reduce global carbon emissions / Beth Savan and Zannah Matson 8. Perceptions of climate risk in the South Saskatchewan River Basin, Canada and impacts on climate policy choice / Margot A. Hurlbert 9. Transnational advocacy networks in international climate policy : the challenge of raising the voices of the marginalised effectively without compromising their legitimacy / Jenni Kauppila 10. Incentives and the culture of recycling / Pravin Jeyaraj 11. Institutional rules in action : a multi-level analysis of Costa Rica's payments for environmental services programme / Melissa Bollman and Scott D. Hardy 12. Final word : democracy, legitimacy and international climate change law and policy / Thoko Kaime.