March 01, 2018

The New Role of States and Provinces in International Environmental Treaties and Implementation

Norman A. Dupont

The new is frequently highlighted by its very title, such as a “news flash” or a “new” discount offer. The new sometimes relies upon a temporal component, such as Gatsby or Gates ascending to the ranks of the “nouveau riche” or the release of Beaujolais nouveau in the third week of November. But, sometimes, as is the case with state and local actions in the environmental and energy field—particularly as they relate to climate change—the new is the product of a gradual evolution, unannounced and barely perceptible to the outside observer.

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