The Common African Position on Climate Change : A Critical Analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Zondi, Siphamandla
dc.contributor.postgraduate Mudimeli, Unarine Mbavhalelo
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-10T06:43:07Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-10T06:43:07Z
dc.date.created 2021
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description Mini Dissertation (MA (Diplomatic Studies))--University of Pretoria, 2020. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Climate change is a global phenomenon that sees the rise in total global temperatures creating long-term change in average weather patterns affecting populations across the globe. Studies have shown that human activity is one of the main causes of the exacerbation of the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere that cause the earth to warm up faster than usual. Debates have emerged between developed and developing countries on who should take responsibility for dealing with the climate problem as both groups have a different stake in the climate change debate. Developed or industrialised countries are known to be the largest emitters of greenhouse gases and developing countries have lower levels of emissions. Regardless, on-going climate negotiations reveal that it is a global problem that needs participation from all countries to solve. Africa has taken to negotiating as a collective through the promotion of common African positions and the main question this paper aims to explore is if these common positions truly represent the interests of all 54 African states. This study is literature-based and uses a qualitative research approach supported by documentary evidence. The research uses a theoretical framework with the use of realism and social constructivism. en_ZA
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dc.description.degree MA (Diplomatic Studies) en_ZA
dc.description.department Political Sciences en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mudimeli, UM 2020, The Common African Position on Climate Change : A Critical Analysis, MA (Diplomatic Studies) Mini Dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/78362> en_ZA
dc.identifier.other A2021 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/78362
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Pretoria
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dc.subject climate change en_ZA
dc.subject climate change negotiations en_ZA
dc.subject African common position en_ZA
dc.subject African agency en_ZA
dc.subject UCTD
dc.title The Common African Position on Climate Change : A Critical Analysis en_ZA
dc.type Mini Dissertation en_ZA


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