Global Governance 23 (2017), 285–306 Makers, Takers, Shakers, Shapers: Emerging Economies and Normative Engagement in Climate Governance Sikina Jinnah This article builds on recent literature to argue that emerging economies are simultaneously norm takers and norm makers involved in a two-way socialization process with developed countries. It does this by tracing China’s engagement in negotiations surrounding the norm of common but differentiated responsibilities within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change between the 2007 Bali conference that set out to negotiate a post−Kyoto Protocol climate agreement and the 2015 Paris conference that succeeded in doing so. In making this argument, I push against the predominant unidirectional and dyadic models of normative change by illuminating the more complicated role emerging economies are playing in this process. The article further distills a typology of norma- tive change from the literature to help us understand how and why emerging economies engage in this process. Keywords: norm diffusion, norm contestation, common but differentiated responsibilities, emerging economies, climate change. IN DECEMBER 2015, THE NEARLY 200 PARTIES TO THE UN FRAMEWORK Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reached what many have referred to as a “historic” agreement to govern climate change in the post- 2020 period.
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Published: Aug 19, 2017