International Climate Change Policy: 10 Precepts for the New Administration
- Associate Dean for Faculty Development
- Emily and Ernset Woodruff Chair in International Law
- School of Law, University of Georgia
In preparation for the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference, our next President will need to have the building blocks of a US climate change foreign policy in place shortly after inauguration. Daniel Bodansky's talk proposes 10 central foreign policy precepts that address the need for domestic action and buy-in, broad international participation, a flexible architecture, and a multifaceted strategy pursuing progress in a variety of forums. These precepts do not answer every question of climate change policy—many difficult issues remain. But they represent a starting point for developing a successful, bipartisan international climate policy.