publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

The transnational regime complex for climate change

Kenneth W. Abbott;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, volume 30, issue 4 August, pages 571-590
In climate change, as in other areas, recent years have produced a ‘Cambrian explosion’ of transnational institutions, standards, financing arrangements, and programs. As a result, climate governance has become complex, fragmented, and decentralized, operating without central coordination. Most studies of climate governance focus on inter­state institutions. In contrast, I map a different realm of climate change governance: the diverse array of transnational schemes. I analyze this emerging system in terms of two theoretical frame­works developed to describe, explain, and evaluate complex governance arrangements—regime complex theory and polycentric governance t...
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free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Public Administration, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Corporate governance, Soft law, Economics, Climate change, Transnational governance, Orchestration (computing), Project governance, Economic system, Climate governance, Multi-level governance
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