Flirting with climate change: a comparative policy analysis of subnational governments in Canada and Australia

Jones, Stephen (2014) Flirting with climate change: a comparative policy analysis of subnational governments in Canada and Australia. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 16 5: 424-440. doi:10.1080/13876988.2014.942570

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Author Jones, Stephen
Title Flirting with climate change: a comparative policy analysis of subnational governments in Canada and Australia
Journal name Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1572-5448
1387-6988‎
Publication date 2014-08-11
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13876988.2014.942570
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 16
Issue 5
Start page 424
End page 440
Total pages 17
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, UK
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract The widely held view is that effective action on climate change requires commitment by national governments to international agreements. Developed nations like Canada and Australia continue to fall short in their commitments to emissions reduction targets established under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Australia refused to ratify its Kyoto commitments until 2008 and Canada withdrew its commitment in 2011. Subnational governments in both countries have been active in developing policy responses to climate change yet remain largely excluded as serious policy partners in national mitigation and adaptation initiatives. This paper utilizes Kingdon’s Multiple Streams Framework to consider why subnational governments address climate change and the main factors shaping their policy choices. The experiences of the Australian state of Victoria and the Canadian province of Ontario provide examples through which to explore the factors contributing to climate policy opportunities and constraints faced by subnational governments in these countries.
Keyword Canada
Australia
Westminster
Subnational governments
Comparative climate change policy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 11 Aug 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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