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European Union Foreign Policy and the Global Climate Regime


Simon Schunz

Ever since the first international negotiations on climate change in the early 1990s, the European Union has aspired to play a leading role in global climate politics.
This book engages in a longitudinal analysis of the EU’s participation in and impact on the United Nations climate regime.
It provides not only comprehensive insights into the evolution of EU foreign climate policy, but also a thought-provoking audit of the potential and limits of the EU’s influence in a major domain of global affairs.
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Acronyms and Abbreviations

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ADPAd Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action
AGBMAd Hoc Group on the Berlin Mandate
AOSISAlliance of Small-Island States
APPAsia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate Change
APECAsia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
AWGAd Hoc Working Group
AWG-KPAd Hoc Working Group on the Kyoto Protocol
AWG-LCAAd Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action
BAPABuenos Aires Plan of Action
BASICBrazil, South Africa, India, China
BRICBrazil, Russia, India, China
CACopenhagen Accord
CBDRCommon but differentiated responsibilities
CDMClean Development Mechanism
CFSPCommon Foreign and Security Policy
COPConference of the parties
COWCommittee of the Whole
ECEuropean Community
EGFAExpert Group on Further Action
ENBEarth Negotiations Bulletin
ENGOsEnvironmental non-governmental organisations
EPEuropean Parliament
ETSEmissions Trading System
EUEuropean Union
FARFourth Assessment Report
← 11 | 12 →G-77/ChinaGroup of 77 and China
GDNGreen Diplomacy Network
GHGGreenhouse gas
INCIntergovernmental Negotiating Committee
IPCCIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IRInternational Relations
JU(S)SCA(N)NZJapan, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland)
KPKyoto Protocol
LDCLeast Developed Country
LULUCFLand-use, land-use change and forestry
MEFMajor Economies Forum
MEMMajor Economies Meeting
MOPMeeting of the parties
MRVMeasurement, reporting and verification
NAFTANorth American Free Trade Agreement
NAMAsNationally appropriate mitigation actions
NCCCCNational Coordination Committee for Climate Change
NDRCNational Development and Reform Commission
NGOsNon-governmental organisations
OECDOrganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OPECOrganisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
PCAPartnership and Cooperation Agreement
PMsPolicies and Measures
ppmParts per million
QELROsQuantified Emission Limitation and Reduction Objectives
REIORegional Economic Integration Organisation
RGGIRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
SARSecond Assessment Report
SBISubsidiary Body for Implementation
← 12 | 13 →TARThird Assessment Report
TECTreaty establishing the European Community
TFEUTreaty on the Functioning of the European Union
TEUTreaty on European Union
UNUnited Nations
UNCHEUnited Nations Conference on the Human Environment
UNFCCCUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNGAUnited Nations General Assembly
UKUnited Kingdom
US(A)United States of America
WEISWorld Event Interaction Coding Scheme
WGWorking Group
WPIEI-CCWorking Party on International Environmental Issues (– Climate Change)← 13 | 14 →