American University – Ideas, Interests, Institutions, and Nation-state Climate Politics Series: “Leading with the International” and the Stringency Gap Between Nations’ Outward-Looking and Domestic Climate Policies

As the climate crisis reaches epic levels, analysts have noted an ambition gap widening between international climate policy (what countries claim in international fora) and domestic climate policy (what they enact at home). This article, written by Todd Eisenstadt and Jennifer Lopez, reinforces the notion that nations tend to “lead with the international,” demonstrating that “outward-facing” international climate policy adheres to a logic consistent with mitigating the climate crisis, whereas the same nations’ “inward-facing” domestic climate policy does not follow such a clear logic.


Feb 10 2022


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