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While no supranational associations exist to control weather switch in North the US, a process of cooperation between a various variety of actors and associations is presently rising. Given the variety of pursuits that effect weather coverage throughout political limitations, can those special elements be built-in right into a coherent, and eventually resilient method of nearby weather cooperation?
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53 Looking at bilateral, trilateral, and sub-national climate change governance in North America, and concluding that the climate change policy system is multi-level, yet bottom-heavy, is overly simplistic, of course. This vertical approach does not nearly convey the sheer diversity of climate change policy interactions on the continent. Even if we assume that governments dominate in trans-boundary environmental cooperative spaces in North America,54 we must nonetheless take into account the myriad connections across government units, the private sector, and societal actors, and the connections of these actors across levels.
Hoffman, “Who Governs Emissions for Greenhouse Gases” (paper prepared for the Frontiers of Global Environmental Governance workshop, Waterloo, ON, 30 January 2009). We use the language of networks to refer to relations among government agencies at multiple levels and with private actors. For us, networks are informal institutions that facilitate interactions within the system, not a method used to discover the properties of these structures. M. Hafner-Burton, M. Kahler, and A. Montgomery, “Network Analysis in International Relations,” International Organization 63, no.
The dominant narrative around trade rules and environmental measures is one of hindrance and incompatibility, but Green argues that in the context of climate, trade rules also provide a highly complementary function by reducing the possibilities that climate policies will be used by states and firms to improve their competitive position. At the heart of the debate surrounding trade rules and climate cooperation is the difficulty in discerning legitimate environmental goals from illegitimate protectionist measures.