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Global Climate Governance: Based on Liberal Environmentalism

Lijie Cui

Abstract


Students of Global Governance have long shown a special interest in climate governance. Global Climate Governance features prominently in global politics, but we lack full understanding about how to describe, characterize and analyze the normative context of climate governance. For China, the policies and legal system for climate governance is still not perfect and many shortcomings in the supporting mechanisms and guarantee mechanisms to fulfill its obligations. According to the theoretical contribution of the English School, the paper argues that the Liberal Environmentalism can be interpreted as the normative system for Global Climate Governance. This system provides a useful basis for scholars and practitioners to conceptualize the climate governance dynamics influencing Global Governance. It also provides an important theoretical reference for China's participation in Global Climate Governance.


Keywords


Global Climate Governance; Normative Context; Liberal Environmentalism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18282/ii.v3i3.471

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