Title

Opposing paradigms or room for convergence: The Australian dilemma

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

IOS Press

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

International, Cultural and Community Studies

RAS ID

1335

Comments

Originally published as: Cusack, V. (2001). Opposing Paradigms or Room for Convergence: the Australian Dilemma. Environmental Policy and Law, 31, 27. Original article available here

Abstract

This article provides an overview of the contrasting approach taken by the two main opposing groups, the European Union and the Umbrella Group led by America. It continues with an exploration of the Australian position on climate change and will argue for a much more constructive role from Australia and the United States at the next round of negotiations. It suggests that the Umbrella Group is operating from an outdated paradigm and that the twin aims of economic growth and sustainable development can be achieved. Finally it supports a much greater role for renewable energy and will argue that this is also the best means of bridging the gap between the United States and China, under the Clean Development Mechanism

 
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