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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18793

Title: Controlling Climate Change by Asia-Pacific Powers in APP and MEM
Authors: Kim, Soomee
Advisor: Kirton, John
Department: Political Science
Keywords: climate change
Asia-Pacific
Issue Date: 12-Feb-2010
Abstract: The problem of climate change is the major challenge to the world community. However, the full world community still fails to find an adequate solution to this problem. In such a situation, the mutual efforts of plurilateral institutions, such as the G8+5, MEM (now MEF), APEC and APP are major drivers of the successful solution to the problem of climate change. This study examines these informal plurilateral institutions’ role, their effectiveness in policy creation and implementation, and their potential impact on global or regional climate governance to show that the APP and MEF have been effective in inducing climate action by their members. This paper applies an analytic framework of the six dimensions of global government developed by John J. Kirton. The development of environmental initiatives of six Asia-Pacific countries(the U.S., Canada, Japan, China, Korea and Russia) have been accompanied by the introduction of energy efficient technologies policies such as building and clean coal policies.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18793
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