Politics of Climate Change in Taiwan and New Zealand
Egemen Basar Bezci Post-doctoral Research
2019 Taiwan Fellowship Scholar
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Climate Change has an increasing policy relevance for the international and domestic policy formations. Governments around the world pay an increasing attention to possible social, economic and political consequences of the climate change. As a result, increasing number of countries device comprehensive political frameworks to address the issue. However, there are structural constraints on some countries due to their geographical locations and powers in the international system. This working paper, thus, survey the ambitions and feasibility of two countries, Taiwan and New Zealand, to tackle the problem while attempting an analytical analysis. As a result, this working paper aims to bridge theoretical debates and policy aims for the two countries, with a particular emphasis on the security consequences.