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  1. THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE POLICY IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES Hugh Compston Reader in Politics, Cardiff University Convenor, Politics of Climate Change Project

  2. INTRODUCTION • Aim: to identify political strategies that make it easier for governments to make radical cuts in greenhouse gas emissions without sustaining significant political damage • Turning Down the Heat: The Politics of Climate Policy in Affluent Democracies, ed. Hugh Compston and Ian Bailey (Palgrave, 2009)

  3. OBSTACLES • Perception that individual countries make little difference • Influence of climate sceptics • Shortage of practical solutions • Problem of competitiveness • Fear of the electorate • Obstacles within government

  4. CURRENT STRATEGIES 1 • Efforts to reach global agreement • Reports and targets • Policies on which actors can agree • Incremental policy changes • Weather-related natural disasters • Framing climate policies in terms of other desired policy objectives

  5. CURRENT STRATEGIES 2 • Policy instruments: • information provision • technological fixes • renewable energy • energy efficiency • voluntary agreements • emissions trading, carbon/energy taxes

  6. FUTURE STRATEGIES • Refinement of current strategies • Exploration of new policy options • Governance reform • Spillover strategies • Selective imposition of more radical policies