Climate change is almost exclusively discussed as a natural science concern, despite the fact that it is becoming increasingly relevant every day. As a result, scientists are debating what causes global warming and whether a fundamental change to renewable energy would have a substantial impact. As global warming worsens and the connection between human-caused emissions becomes clearer, it’s worth looking at how different countries have done in terms of emissions over the last two decades. The aim of this paper is to show that social scientists’ opinions on the viability and desirability of a global strategy should not be dismissed. Chemical and biological processes are, of course, involved. Policy-making, on the other hand, is carried out by humans in social, economic, and political environments. Only the governments of the world will work together to stop global warming, but political theory’s lessons on opportunism, self-seeking through deception, and, more importantly, game theory with asymmetric knowledge teach humility and scepticism about these prospects. On one side of the state cooperation coin are chat, meetings, declarations, and commitments, while on the other side are reneging, stealing, and opportunism with guile.
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Jan-Erik Lane Institute of Public Policy in Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.