A Special Relationship: Chairpersons and the Secretariat in the Climate Change Negotiations

@article{Depledge2007ASR,
  title={A Special Relationship: Chairpersons and the Secretariat in the Climate Change Negotiations},
  author={J. Depledge},
  journal={Global Environmental Politics},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={45-68}
}
  • J. Depledge
  • Published 2007
  • Economics
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • There is growing recognition in the literature of the important roles played by Chairpersons and secretariats in global environmental negotiations. Less frequently recognized, however, is the interdependence of those roles. Using the example of the climate change negotiations, this paper argues that Chairpersons and the secretariat are locked into a mutually-dependent relationship. Whereas the Chairperson has the political authority needed to exert leadership in the negotiations, the… CONTINUE READING
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