Do international factors influence the passage of climate change legislation?

@article{Fankhauser2016DoIF,
  title={Do international factors influence the passage of climate change legislation?},
  author={Samuel Fankhauser and Caterina Gennaioli and Murray Collins},
  journal={Climate Policy},
  year={2016},
  volume={16},
  pages={318 - 331}
}
The number of climate change laws in major economies has grown from less than 40 in 1997 to almost 500 at the end of 2013. The passage of these laws is influenced by both domestic and international factors. This article reviews the main international factors, drawing on a powerful new dataset of climate legislation in 66 national jurisdictions. We find that the propensity to legislate on climate change is heavily influenced by the passage of similar laws elsewhere, suggesting a strong and so… 
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