Domestic and International Determinants of U.S. Environmental Policy

A close look into the environmental policy led by the United States, especially into their climate policy, reveals that their political process, their policies and both national and international results are deeply intermingled. Indeed, environmental decision-making seems to be closely linked with the institutional structure of the U.S. political system, with the way key strategic actors define problems and endorse suggested solutions, with the importance of media coverage, as well as with the relative influence of the diverse interest groups. – Summary AFRI-2002