Scaling the policy response to climate change

Title: Scaling the policy response to climate change
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: March 2009
Published In: Policy and Society
Description: This article assesses the advantages and disadvantages of fighting climate change through local, bottom-up strategies as well as global, top-down approaches. After noting that each scale of action-the local and the global-has distinct costs and benefits, the article explores the importance of scale in three case studies (the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol, and efforts at adaptation/mitigation). It concludes that local thinking must be coupled with global and national scales of action in order to achieve the levels of carbon dioxide reductions needed to avoid dangerous climate impacts. © 2009 Policy and Society Associates (APSS).
Ivan Allen College Contributors:
External Contributors: Benjamin K. Sovacool
Citation: Policy and Society. 27. Issue 4. 317 - 328. ISSN 1449-4035. DOI 10.1016/j.polsoc.2009.01.003.
  • Clean Energy
Related Departments:
  • Climate and Energy Policy Laboratory
  • School of Public Policy