College of Liberal Arts

Talk Examines "Regime Complex for Climate Change"

Monday Jan 25, 2010 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Sid Richardson Hall, Building 3, Third Floor Lobby

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law presents a talk examining "The International Regime Complex for Climate Change" by Robert O. Keohane, professor of international affairs at Princeton University.

For two decades, governments have struggled to craft a strong, integrated and comprehensive regulatory system for managing climate change.  Instead their efforts have produced a varied array of narrowly-focused regulatory regimes— the “regime complex for climate change,” which has emerged as a result of many state choices at different times and on different specific issues. Since comprehensive regimes are unlikely to be politically feasible, it is important to learn how to create and maintain regime complexes that meet standards of coherence, effectiveness, determinacy, sustainability, accountability, and epistemic quality.

Refreshments will be served.

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