Pitfalls in Global Warming Policy-Making: Reneging as an Alternative of Action

Jan-Erik Lane


The coincidence of the COP22 conference in Morocco and the election victory of Donald Trump is indeed a contradiction. The UN needs quickly to begin making the implementation of the COP21 Agreement goals operationala gigantic management task for this century. But the USA may be the first nation to go at the Achilles heel of the entire COP21 project, namely reneging. Here, I list some of the major pitfalls with the endeavours of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which has not taken the lessons from the social sciences about coordination failures into account.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/wjssr.v3n4p551


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