"A Seat at the Table": Creating a Conservative Approach to Global Environmental Negotiations

Authors: Stephanie Gagnon*, Boston University, James G. Baldwin, Boston University - MA Thesis Advisor
Topics: United States
Keywords: US policy, global negotiations, climate change, conservative
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Muses, Sheraton, 8th Floor
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Presently the Republican party controls both the Executive branch and Congress at the federal level, as well as more than half of the U.S. State governments. Consequently, any policy proposals aimed at addressing climate change are unlikely to be successful if they are not sympathetic to conservative political perspectives. In addition, despite the desire of many conservative voters for action on climate change, no comprehensive American conservative climate change policy platform currently exists. This paper presents and analyzes a series of policy approaches to global environmental agreements based on existing conservative policy and practice and demonstrates politically viable pathways to address climate change.

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