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Changing Climates in North American PoliticsInstitutions, Policymaking, and Multilevel Governance$
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Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012997

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012997.001.0001

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NAFTA as a Forum for CO2 Permit Trading?

NAFTA as a Forum for CO2 Permit Trading?

(p.160) (p.161) 8 NAFTA as a Forum for CO2 Permit Trading?
Changing Climates in North American Politics

Michele M. Betsill

The MIT Press

This chapter examines the rising practices and policies associated with global climate change within the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It focuses on the possible establishment of a North American greenhouse gas emissions trading system, and explains that emissions trading is starting to be considered as a central policy response to the looming climate change problem. The chapter also focuses on the intricate system of multilevel governance that has developed around the concept of climate change in North America, and on the opportunities and challenges associated with the creation of a regional emissions trading system in the face of a diverse set of interests and policy approaches. It concludes by questioning the rationale of creating a CO2 permit trading system within the NAFTA administration to solve the climate change problem in North America.

Keywords:   NAFTA, CO2 Permit Trading, Climate Change, North America

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