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Session Five: Reconnecting the United States with the World

National Conference on Climate Governance

Daniel Plafcan, Stacy VanDeveer, Henrik Selin, Kathryn Harrison, Alastair Totty
December 12, 2008
11:15AM - 11:15AM (EST)

11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. 

Any unilateral American efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions face inherent limits in deterring climate change, raising the question of multi-national or international collaboration. State experience suggests ever-expanding commitment to policy experimentation, while also anticipating the expansion of federal involvement. This session drew lessons from outside the U.S., most notably from the European Union, and considered the prospects for regional and international re-engagement in a post-Kyoto world.

Chair

Daniel Plafcan, College of Engineering, University of Virginia

Authors

Stacy VanDeveer, University of New Hampshire – Continental and Multi-Lateral Governance Challenges and Opportunities. Download Powerpoint Presentation.

Henrik Selin, Boston University – Cross-Continental Policy Learning: Experience from the European Union. Download Powerpoint Presentation.

Discussants

Kathryn Harrison, University of British Columbia

Alastair Totty, First Secretary, National Climate Change Team, British Embassy (DC)

The National Conference on Climate Governance was made possible by grants from WestWind Foundation; Muhlenberg College; the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan's Gerald Ford School of Public Policy; Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation; Altria Group, Inc.; and an anonymous Charlottesville foundation.

Daniel Plafcan
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