The Opposite of Learning: Ossification in the Climate Change Regime

  title={The Opposite of Learning: Ossification in the Climate Change Regime},
  author={J. Depledge},
  journal={Global Environmental Politics},
  • J. Depledge
  • Published 2006
  • Economics
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Promoting learning among participants is a key function commonly attributed to international regimes. Such learning, however, cannot always be guaranteed, and regimes may sometimes descend into ossification. In contrast to a learning regime, an ossifying regime is one that is unable to process new information, facilitate the free-flow of new ideas, or foster understanding and trust among negotiators. Evidence from the recent history of the climate change regime suggests it is suffering from… CONTINUE READING
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