The International Climate Change Regime

A Guide to Rules, Institutions and Procedures

The International Climate Change Regime

Aimed at the increasing number of policy-makers, stakeholders, researchers, and other professionals working on climate change, this volume presents a detailed description and analysis of the international regime established in 1992 to combat the threat of global climate change. It provides a comprehensive accessible guide to a high-profile area of international law and politics, covering not only the obligations and rights of countries, but ongoing climate negotiations as well.


"Yamin and Depledge offer this exhaustive treatment of the guides to climate change regime in relationship to the Kyoto protocol. Thus, it is a legal treatise on the rights and obligations of nations. The authors have considerable expertise in the arenas of global environmental issues and the climate change regime process." CHOICE

'The book by Farhana Yamin and Joanna Depledge, two highly respected authors in the field of international climate change law and policy, provides a timely and well-needed overview of many of the key aspects of the international climate regime, thereby providing negotiators, newcomers, specialists, researchers and other stakeholders with a valuable took for understanding and analysing one of the most challenging topics in the international arena … Yamin and Depledge succeed in providing the reader with a great source of knowledge on the various elements of the climate regime and they present the information in a well-structured manner. It is to be hoped that the book's target audience, including international climate policy-makers, takes the author's recommendations seriously while deciding on the future of the climate regime.' International Environmental Agreements

'The authors provide fascinating detail … The overall result is a volume which is certainly comprehensive, and should leave no one with a question about the current state of the rules, procedures, and institutions of the climate-change regime that cannot be answered by consulting this text. … Yamin and Depledge have provided a volume which will be worth its weight in gold.' Environment and Planning A

'In aiming for a complete and therefore 'neutral' view of the UNFCC, Yamin and Depledge provide more than a description of the related institutions and processes of the regime. First, they increase the access of those outside of the regime by helping them to navigate through a set of abbreviations, graphs, and specific terms. Second, they establish a starting point for researchers to inquire about certain rules or procedures, make future projections, or seek to apply the same problematic areas of issue - that is, to identify areas of potential research interest and carry out further analyses.' Environment and Planning C