COP21 Management: How to Link up International Governance with National Policy-implementation

Jan-Erik Lane


It seems scientifically legitimate to move beyond the natural sciences' perspective upon he COP21 project. Can really social science theory be mustered to manage this global project for such a long time span? Or is it all make belief, decarbonisation writ large a figment of imagination? The natural sciences can deliver predictions about emissions and temperature as well as their interconnections. But only economics and social science have knowledge that is relevant to the implementation of the three goals of decarbonisation, subject to the requirement of economic growth. Neither implementation theory nor the management approach would render COP21 much chance of success. To understand COP21 management, one must analyse the country situations with regard to GDP-GHG(CO2) links as well as the mix of energy sources in each country.

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