European Climate Leadership in Question: Policies toward by Diarmuid Torney

By Diarmuid Torney

The eu Union has lengthy portrayed itself as a global chief on weather swap. during this booklet, the 1st systematic overview of Europe's declare to weather management, Diarmuid Torney analyzes the EU's engagement with China and India on weather regulations from 1990 to the current. Torney develops an analytical framework for assessing ecu weather management that charts the standards riding the EU's engagement with China and India, the shape of the engagement, and the chinese language and Indian reaction. He argues that european engagement used to be pushed by means of a wish to construct its overseas position, transforming into hindrance relating to weather affects, and an curiosity within the fiscal possibilities supplied by means of the transition to a low-carbon worldwide economic climate. ecu engagement with China and India took the shape of institutionalized discussion and capacity-building, with extra large touch with China than with India. He unearths little facts of coherence among the EU's exterior weather switch guidelines and different coverage parts. certainly, the overriding precedence in either relationships was once the deepening of exchange. Torney indicates that China replied to the european with restricted normative emulation and lesson drawing; India's critical reaction was once resistance. He argues that either ecu management on weather swap and chinese language and Indian "followership" have been critically limited by means of numerous elements, together with the character and volume of the EU's features and the family politics, normative frames, and fabric pursuits of China and India, which didn't align with the EU's agenda.

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