The core objective of this book is to better understand the role of foreign policy - the crossovers and interactions between domestic and international politics and policies - in efforts to preserve the environment and natural resources. Underlying this objective is the belief that it is not enough to analyze domestic or international political actors, institutions and processes by themselves. We need to understand the interactions among them, something that explicit thought about foreign policy can help us do.
The eclectic group of contributors explore European and EU responses to global climate change, and provide insights into issues on environmental protection, sustainable development, international affairs and foreign policy.
Edited by Paul G. Harris, Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
Contents: Preface INTRODUCTION 1. Europe and the Politics and Foreign Policy of Global Climate Change Paul G. Harris PART I: GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND POLICYMAKING IN EUROPE 2. The Politics of Climate Change in Germany: Domestic Sources of Environmental Foreign Policy Michael T. Hatch 3. The Indispensable Awkward Partner: The United Kingdom in European Climate Policy Loren R. Cass 4. Middle Power Leadership in the Climate Change Negotiations: Foreign Policy of the Netherlands Norichika Kanie 5. Climatic Issues in Polish Foreign Policy Anita Bokwa 6. Sweden, Climate Change and the EU Context Kate E. Marshall 7. A New Climate for Spain: Accommodating Environmental Foreign Policy in a Federal State J. David Tabara 8. Shaming and Framing: Norwegian NGOs in the Climate Change Negotiations Andreas Tjernshaugen and Ho-Ching Lee PART II: THE EUROPEAN UNION AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE 9. Articulating a Consensus: The EUs Position on Climate Change Nuno S. Lacasta, Suraje Dessai, Eva Kracht and Katharine Vincent 10. Common Policy on Climate Change: Land Use, Domestic Stakeholders and EU Foreign Policy Martina Jung, Axel Michaelowa, Ingrid Nestle, Sandra Greiner and Michael Dutschke 11. Climate Policy in the EU: International Regimes and Policy Diffusion Sebastian Oberthur and Dennis Tanzler 12. Meeting Kyoto Commitments: EU Influence on Norway and Germany Guri Bang, Jonas Vevatne and Michelle Twena 13. Climate Change Policy and the Enlargement of the EU Leonardo Massai 14. The Reflexivity of Ideas in Climate Change Policy: German, European and International Politics Lyn Jaggard 15. Sharing the Burdens of Global Climate Change: International Equity and Justice in European Policy Paul G. Harris CONCLUSION 16. Explaining European Responses to Global Climate Change: Power, Interests and Ideas in Domestic and International Politics Paul G. Harris Index