The ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection programme: local government networks in urban climate governance

Zeppel, Heather (2013) The ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection programme: local government networks in urban climate governance. In: Climate change and global policy regimes: towards institutional legitimacy. International Political Economy . Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Basingstoke, Hants. United Kingdom, pp. 217-231. ISBN 978-1-137-00611-0


This chapter looks at the role of transnational local government (LG) networks in urban climate governance, where the term urban includes cities, towns and other metropolitan municipalities. Local authorities are recognised as one of the nine major groups in Agenda 21 and included in the UN Commission of Sustainable Development. LG was officially recognised as a governmental stakeholder at the 2010 COP 16 climate summit and United Nations meetings now include LG interests in global climate agreements. LGs have been actively engaged in climate change policies since the early 1990s. Following Cadman (2011), this chapter assesses the governance of ICLEI's Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) programme, evaluating the structures and processes associated with interest representation, organisational responsibility, decision-making and implementation of climate policy by LG.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 24 May 2013 05:15
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 02:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: cities for climate protection; local government; networks; urban climate governance
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160514 Urban Policy
12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120504 Land Use and Environmental Planning
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4407 Policy and administration > 440714 Urban policy
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3304 Urban and regional planning > 330404 Land use and environmental planning
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410404 Environmental management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies

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