The essential primer for understanding climate diplomacy, describing both the major players and the path to progress, from the 1992 Rio Summit to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference
Climate Diplomacy from Rio to Paris is the first accessible overview of climate diplomacy in its first quarter century. The author, who has reported on energy and climate for two decades, provides readers with a nuanced account of the major players and their interests—from the United States, the European Union, and China to environmental organizations, the United Nations, and the Vatican—and analyzes the outcomes of the major climate conferences at Rio, Kyoto, Copenhagen, and Paris.
William Sweet is a reporter and writer who currently teaches science and public policy at New York University. Educated in history and international affairs at the University of Chicago and Princeton, he covered science politics for
Physics Today and
IEEE Spectrum magazines. He is the author of two previous books,
Kicking the Carbon Habit and
The Nuclear Age.