This paper considers the role of local government entities as actors in global climate governance regimes. The authors review traditional state-based climate governance efforts and existing attempts to engage municipal and local actors through transnational municipal networks (TMNs). Arguing for the importance of TMNs to effective and time-sensitive climate action, the authors then show how and why TMNs are crucial to future efforts to address climate mitigation as part of multi-level, holistic plans for global climate governance.
Vernick, Daniel, Cameron Stanish, and Joshua Hill. 2019. "Local Entities as Mechanisms for Global Climate Governance." Climate and Society 1 (no. 1). https://digitalcommons.carleton.edu/climateandsociety/vol1/iss1/1