In the most recent issue of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, I have a review of a new study looking at transnational climate change governance—the efforts of a multitude of actors to try to address climate change. The book is among the first of its kind to try to categorize and analyze these initiatives, which stretch across all continents and include cities, states/provinces, private businesses, non- and intergovernmental organizations. In the end, the authors have made a valuable contribution to beginning to understand why and in what ways we as a society are trying to respond to climate change:
The authors have succeeded in their central aim: they have “offered an initial step in the right direction.” Further academic studies on the subject will be incomplete without relying on their database. For those in the policy community, the questions at the heart of this study will hang over not only the kinds of projects that currently populate the transnational climate governance space, but also future efforts to build networks to fight climate change. In setting out an ambitious line of inquiry, Bulkeley et al. have given us a solid foundation for future work.
You can read the entire review at the Cairo Review.