Climate change governance: Responding to an existential crisis

Heike Schroeder, Yuka Kobayashi

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Three decades of effort to govern climate change has led to a significant evolution of actor networks, rule-making systems, and rules from international to local levels of governance to address this unprecedented global challenge. Yet, global emissions of greenhouse gases continue to increase year by year. This chapter provides an overview of climate change governance and suggests a number of avenues to explore to go beyond current convention and practice to effectively address the existential climate crisis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Impacts of Climate Change
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Study of Physical, Biophysical, Social, and Political Issues
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128223734
ISBN (Print)9780128223734
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2021


  • Actor networks
  • Climate change
  • Existential crisis
  • Governance
  • Rule-making systems
  • Rules

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