International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

"The Institutional Levels for Sustainable Development: Exploring Trans-Boundary Governance on Climate Change"
Miguel Moreno Plata

The central purpose of this research is the exploration of the main models of governance emerging from the complex and multidimensional nature of sustainable development. From this perspective, the ineffectiveness of the agendas of the environment and sustainable development stems from the divergent nature of institutional and ecological scales. The most urgent task is to search for new governance systems to improve the interactions between institutional and ecological scales, beyond supported governance systems only in the jurisdiction of national states. In the case of climate change new trans-border governance systems begin to emerge, such as polycentric and multilevel governance. So while in the global ambit transnational networks composed primarily for the urban local governments emerge, simultaneously, they also start the consolidation of supranational policy networks in the European Union.

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