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From Kyoto to Paris:An Analysis of the Politics of Multilateralism on Climate Change

Duruji, M. M. and Olanrewaju, Faith Osasumnen and Duruji-Moses, Favour Uremma (2018) From Kyoto to Paris:An Analysis of the Politics of Multilateralism on Climate Change. In: Promoting Global Environmental Sustainability and Cooperation. IGI Global, pp. 31-56.

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The Earth Summit of 1992 held in Rio de Janeiro awakened the consciousness of the world to the danger of climate change. The establishment of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change provided the platform for parties to negotiate on ways of moving forward. The global acknowledgement of the weightiness of the climate change and the future of the planet galvanized international agreements to this regard. Consequently, a landmark agreement was brokered in 1992 at Kyoto, Japan and 2015 in Paris, France. However, the strong issues of national interest tend to bedevil the implementation that would take the world forward on climate change. The chapter therefore examined multilateralism from the platform of climate change conferences and analyzed the political undertone behind disappointing outcomes even when most of the negotiators realized that the only way to salvage the impending doom is a multilateral binding agreement when nation-state can subsume their narrow interest.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2018 10:15
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2018 10:17

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