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By Alexander Gillespie, William C.G. Burns

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ALEXANDER GILLESPIE & WILLIAM C.G. BURNS the assumption for this booklet grew out of the Ecopolitics convention in Canberra, Australia in 1996. The convention captured the ferment of the weather swap debate within the South Pacific, in addition to a few its power implications for the region’s population and e- structures. At that convention, one of many editors (Gillespie) introduced a paper on weather swap matters within the area, as did Ros Taplin and Mark Diesendorf, who're additionally c- tributors to this quantity. This e-book makes a speciality of weather swap matters in Australia, New Zealand, and the small island countries within the Pacific because the international struggles to deal with attainable the affects of environmental switch and to formulate potent responses. whereas Australia and New Zealand’s in line with capita emissions of greenhouse gases are one of the optimum on this planet, their combination contributions are small. notwithstanding, either countries may possibly exert a disprop- tionate impact within the worldwide greenhouse debate simply because their obstinate positions at contemporary meetings of the events to the United countries Framework conference on C- mate switch (FCCC) could provide justification for different built international locations, in addition to constructing nations, to refuse to make significant mark downs of their greenhouse fuel emissions.

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This analysis calls into question not only the potential for Australia to act on any outcomes achieved at Kyoto, but also the ability of the ‘ecological modernisation’ approach to resolve such contradictions. Before addressing the ways in which the Greenhouse2 issue came to be seen as a policy issue in Australia and the development and implementation of a National Greenhouse Response Strategy (NGRS), the concept of ‘ecological modernisation’ merits further discussion. 1. 2. While other countries, such as Norway and Japan, have also argued for the principle of differentiated targets, their positions were based on different concepts of what would constitute a ‘just’ process.

55. Kinrade, supra note 16, at 101-103. Id. at 103; Lowe, supra note 16, at 320-1. Kinrade, supra note 16; Wilkenfeld, supra note 22. Lowe, supra note 16; Wilkenfeld, supra note 22. Kinrade, supra note 16, at 90. Taplin, supra note 24, at 145-6. HARRIET BULKELEY 44 from the discourse of ecological modernisation, articulated by the ESD working groups, through its emphasis on the potential conflict between economic and environmental goals. Nevertheless the report, and others like it, had a far-reaching influence on Australia’s Greenhouse response strategy.

At 6. 16. See D. Downs, Neo-Corporatism and Environmental Policy, 31 AUSTRALIAN J. SCI. 175-190 (1996); P. Kinrade, Towards Ecological Sustainable Development: the Role and Shortcomings of Markets, in MARKETS, T HE STATE A N D THE E NVIRONMENT : T OWARDS AN I NTEGRATION . (R. , 1995); I. Lowe, The Greenhouse Effect and the Politics of Long-Term Issues, in STATE, ECONOMYAND PUBLIC POLICYIN AUSTRALIA (S. Bell & B. , 1993). 17. J. Jäger & T. O’Riordan, The History of Climate Change Science and Politics, in POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE 12 (T.

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