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Climate Change: Global Crisis, Global Response?

Chatham House research and events consider what national and international action must be taken to manage 21st century climate security challenges. 

Climate Change 2012 Conference, October 2012

Keynote Speeches:

International Climate Change Policy
The Hon Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment, Canada
The Government's Position in the Lead-Up to Doha
Rt Hon Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, UK

Watch speeches by Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, UK; Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC; and Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, European Commission. More >>


Rio+20 Must Address the Scramble for Resources
The World Today, June 2012 
Bernice Lee, Chatham House 

Why Stage Summits in a Leaderless World?
The World Today, June 2012 
Ian Bremmer, author of Every Nation for Itself

Finance can Lead the Way to a Sustainable Economy
The World Today, June 2012 
Nick Robins, head of the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence

China's Growing Awareness of the Full Costs of Pollution
The World Today, June 2012
Isabel Hilton, editor of

Arctic Opening: Opportunity and Risk in the High North
Chatham House-Lloyd's Risk Insight Report, April 2012
Charles Emmerson and Glada Lahn, Chatham House

A Global Redesign? Shaping the Circular Economy
Briefing Paper, March 2012
Felix Preston, Chatham House

An International Climate Treaty: Is it Worth Fighting for?
Audio, Video Transcript, February 2012 
Yvo de Boer, Special Global Advisor on Climate Change and Sustainability, KPMG; and former Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (2006-10)

The Future of Sustainability Reporting
Programme Paper, January 2012
Paul Hohnen

International Affairs: Rio+20 and the Global Environment: Reflections on Theory and Practice

A special issue of International Affairs (88:3, May 2012) reviews International Relations approaches to global environmental politics, guest-edited by Bernice Lee and Dr Robert Falkner. Topics covered include the role of emerging powers in climate politics, private governance initiatives, institutional diffusion, differential treatment and the North-South conflict, as well as UNEP reform. 

Robert Falkner and Bernice Lee

Emerging Powers, North–South Relations and Global Climate Politics
Andrew Hurrell and Sandeep Sengupta

International Political Economy and the Environment: Back to the Basics?
Jennifer Clapp and Eric Helleiner

Global Environmentalism and the Greening of International Society
Robert Falkner

Institutional Diffusion in International Environmental Affairs
Alexander Ovodenko and Robert O Keohane

Engaging the Public and the Private in Global Sustainability Governance
Kenneth W Abbott

Institutional Design and UNEP Reform: Historical Insights on Form, Function and Financing
Maria Ivanova

Complex Global Governance and Domestic Policies: Four Pathways of Influence
Steven Bernstein and Benjamin Cashore

The Changing Fortunes of Differential Treatment in the Evolution of International Environmental Law
Lavanya Rajamani

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