Complex governance to cope with global environmental risk: an assessment of the United Nations framework convention on climate change

Turnheim, Bruno and Tezcan, Mehmet Y (2010) Complex governance to cope with global environmental risk: an assessment of the United Nations framework convention on climate change. Science and Engineering Ethics, 16 (3). pp. 517-533. ISSN 1353-3452

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Abstract

In this article, a framework is suggested to deal with the analysis of global environmental risk governance. Climate Change is taken as a particular form of contemporary environmental risk, and mobilised to refine and characterize some salient aspects of new governance challenges. A governance framework is elaborated along three basic features: (1) a close relationship with science, (2) an in-built reflexivity, and (3) forms of governmentality. The UNFCCC-centered system is then assessed according to this three-tier framework. While the two-first requisites are largely met, the analysis of governmentality points to some institutional weak spots.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE170 Environmental policy
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE195 Environmentalism. Green movement
J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ4835 International organisations and associations > JZ4850 Intergovernmental organizations. IGOs > JZ4935 United Nations
Depositing User: Bruno Turnheim
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2012 11:52
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2012 11:52
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/43055
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