Chapter 2: Business interests, energy competition and climate change
A Forensic Analysis
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This chapter sets out the nature of interests surrounding the climate change issue, noting that contra Naomi Klein’s claim that it is capitalism versus the climate, climate change is a regulatory issue that divides capitalism along sectoral lines according to the carbon intensiveness of energy sources, and this aggregates into different national interests which have been prominent in climate negotiations. Ignoring differences in interests was a significant factor in the failure of the Kyoto Process. Climate science, to an undesirable extent, became political science, heightening partisan differences, particularly in the United States.

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