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Other Report Harnessing International Institutions to Address Climate Change

Harnessing International Institutions to Address Climate Change

Authors: Katherine Michonski and Michael A. Levi

Most discussions about using international institutions to address climate change focus narrowly on the work of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. However, many other international institutions also have a significant role to play in mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change. This paper examines the existing climate-related efforts and capabilities, as well as the future potential, of a variety of international institutions, including those that deal with environment, energy, and economics. While there are still major shortfalls, the paper argues that there is significant existing institutional capacity to draw from in addressing climate change.

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Countdown to Copenhagen Symposium: Session 1: Copenhagen in a Global Context

Speakers: Jose Goldemberg, Atul Arya, and Sun Guoshun
Presider: Robert Lane Greene

Experts and policymakers place the climate change negotiations at Copenhagen within a global context.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Countdown to Copenhagen: What's Next for Climate Change?, which was made possible through generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Alcoa Foundation, and the Robina Foundation.

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Countdown to Copenhagen Symposium: Session 1: Copenhagen in a Global Context (Audio)

Speakers: Atul Arya, Jose Goldemberg, and Sun Guoshun
Presider: Robert Lane Greene

Listen to experts and policymakers place the climate change negotiations at Copenhagen within a global context.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Countdown to Copenhagen: What's Next for Climate Change?, which was made possible through generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Alcoa Foundation, and the Robina Foundation.

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Countdown to Copenhagen Symposium: Session 1: Copenhagen in a Global Context

Speakers: Atul Arya, Jose Goldemberg, and Sun Guoshun
Presider: Robert Lane Greene

Watch experts and policymakers place the climate change negotiations at Copenhagen within a global context.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Countdown to Copenhagen: What's Next for Climate Change?, which was made possible through generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Alcoa Foundation, and the Robina Foundation.

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Countdown to Copenhagen Symposium: Session 3: U.S. Options for Copenhagen (Audio)

Speakers: Michael A. Levi, Frank E. Loy, and Daniel M. Price
Presider: Juliet Eilperin

Listen to experts outline some of the options the United States negotiating team could pursue during climate change talks at Copenhagen.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, Countdown to Copenhagen: What's Next for Climate Change?, which was made possible through generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Alcoa Foundation, and the Robina Foundation.

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