Climate change policies of city governments in federal systems: an analysis of Vancouver, Melbourne and New York City

Jones, Stephen (2013) Climate change policies of city governments in federal systems: an analysis of Vancouver, Melbourne and New York City. Regional Studies, 47 6: 974-992. doi:10.1080/00343404.2011.585150


Author Jones, Stephen
Title Climate change policies of city governments in federal systems: an analysis of Vancouver, Melbourne and New York City
Journal name Regional Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0034-3404
1360-0591
Publication date 2013-06
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00343404.2011.585150
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 47
Issue 6
Start page 974
End page 992
Total pages 19
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Jones S. Climate change policies of city governments in federal systems: an analysis of Vancouver, Melbourne and New York City, Regional Studies. Canada, Australia and the United States are among the world's heaviest emitters per capita of greenhouse gases. City governments within these countries have been implementing policies to help reduce emissions and control the impacts of climate change. Vancouver, Melbourne and New York City governments have been policy activists in this area for a considerable period. Policy research on climate change argues that effective climate change action in federal systems requires collaboration and coordination between all levels of government. This article outlines a typology that identifies current thinking on the factors that shape the capacity of city governments in federal systems to establish effective climate change policies. Findings suggest a policy gap continues to impede effective policy implementation with city government being severely limited without the support of other levels of government. The conclusions provide a number of refinements to the typology as a result of the experiences of the three city governments.
Keyword City government
Federal systems
Climate change policy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 19 August 2011.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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