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European Climate Leadership in Question: Policies toward China and India

Diarmuid Torney


The EU has, for a long time, portrayed itself as an international leader on climate change. Previous studies have tended to focus on the characteristics of EU leadership, but have failed to examine the extent to which EU leadership generates “followership”. This book analyzes EU climate policies towards China and India in order to provide a holistic assessment of EU climate leadership, and makes three key arguments. First, EU engagement was driven by a desire to build the international role of the EU, but also from 2000 onwards in particular by growing normative concern and material interest w ... More

Keywords: European Union, China, India, Climate change, UNFCCC, Environment, Leadership, Followership

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262029360
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029360.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diarmuid Torney, author
Dublin City University