Climate Change Policy in North America: Designing Integration in a Regional System

Climate Change Policy in North America: Designing Integration in a Regional System

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Edited by Neil Craik, Isabel Studer, and Debora VanNijnatten
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2013
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376 Pages
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While no supranational institutions exist to govern climate change in North America, a system of cooperation among a diverse range of actors and institutions is currently emerging. Given the range of interests that influence climate policy across political boundaries, can these distinct parts be integrated into a coherent, and ultimately resilient system of regional climate cooperation?

Climate Change Policy in North America is the first book to examine how cooperation respecting climate change can emerge within decentralized governance arrangements. Leading scholars from a variety of disciplines provide in-depth case studies of climate cooperation initiatives – such as emissions trading, energy cooperation, climate finance, carbon accounting and international trade – as well as analysis of the institutional, political, and economic conditions that influence climate policy integration.

Neil Craik is director of the School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development at the University of Waterloo.

Isabel Studer is the director of the Global Institute for Sustainability at Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Debora VanNijnatten is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Chapter 1: Designing Integration: The System of Climate Change Governance in North America
Debora VanNijnatten (Wilfrid Laurier University, Political Science) and Neil Craik (University of Waterloo, director of the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development)

Chapter 2: Supply and Demand for a North American Climate Regime
Isabel Studer (Tecnológico de Monterrey, director of the Global Institute for Sustainability)

Chapter 3: Building on Sub-Federal Climate Strategies: The Challenges of Regionalism
Barry G. Rabe (Gerald Ford School of Public Policy)

Chapter 4: Standards Diffusion: The Quieter Side of North American Climate Policy Cooperation
Debora VanNijnatten (Wilfrid Laurier University, Political Science)

Chapter 5: Deploying the Smart Grid Across Borders in North America
Ian H. Rowlands (University of Waterloo, Environment and Resource Studies)

Chapter 6: New Approaches to Climate Mitigation: Collaborative Strategies for Developing Renewable Energy in North America
José Etcheverry (York University, Environmental Studies)

Chapter 7: Climate Financing in a North American Context
Clare Demerse (Pembina Institute, Director of Federal Policy) and Sandra Guzmán (Director of the Air and Energy program of the Mexican Center of Environmental Law)

Chapter 8: Regional Climate Policy Facilitation: The Role of the North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation
Neil Craik (University of Waterloo, director of the School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development)

Chapter 9: Design Issues for Linking Carbon Markets
Brian C. Murray (Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment), Peter T. Maniloff (Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment) and Jonas Monast (Duke University, School of Law)

Chapter 10: Developing Integrated Carbon Accounting Systems
Steven B. Young (University of Waterloo, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development) and Clint L. Abbott (University of Victoria, Centre for Global Studies)

Chapter 11: Trade Rules, Dispute Settlement, and Barriers to Regional Climate Cooperation
Andrew Green (University of Toronto, Faculty of Law)

Chapter 12: Conclusion
Neil Craik (University of Waterloo, director of the School of Environment, Enterprise, and Development) and Debora VanNijnatten (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Appendix A

List of Contributors

Climate Change Policy in North America takes stock of North American climate governance with admirable comprehensiveness, providing chapters on topics such as climate finance, emissions measurement and verification, renewables, and the smart grid, in addition to cap and trade and standards harmonization. The editors have done scholars interested in North American climate policy a great service by providing a ‘go to’ resource.”

Kathryn Harrison, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia