Global Climate Change and the Emergence of Multi-Level Governance
The Role of Business, Non-Profit Organizations and Cross-Sector Alliances
By Dr. Saeed Rahman
You are invited to our next School of Business Seminar Presentation
Friday, Feb. 14th
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Room B140, Abbotsford Campus
Effective global climate governance entails establishing institutions, groups and policies, integrating climate change issues into the regular practice of government, and adapting current political and administrative systems to handle climate change mitigation and adaptation. Intergovernmental efforts to create effective global institutions in response to the threat of climate change, however, have largely failed to deliver, prompting a wide range of non-state actors and alliances to engage in institutional work toward creating and shaping new institutional arrangements and regimes. In this research, we examine the shift from the traditional state-centric regime approach to a multi-level climate governance process driven by bottom-up orchestrated initiatives. To map the range of organizational actors, types of initiatives, and changing landscape of global climate governance, we examine 17 major initiatives and introduce five prominent examples in some detail, and categorize the initiatives contributing to global climate governance into four broad functions. The conceptual lenses of institutional work and regime theory provide insights into the nature of institutional voids and the processes by which state and non-state actors generate multi-level climate governance systems.
Keywords: climate change governance; public policy; state actors; non-state actors; regime theory; institutional work; business organizations; not-for-profit organizations; NGOs.
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