chapter  3
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Between global and local: governing climate change transnationally

As we outline in the Introduction, climate change is an issue of concern not only on international and national agendas (Chapters 1 and 2), but also for an array of transnational networks.1 A growing number of arrangements which cross national boundaries are being formed by a range of actors with the specific purpose of addressing climate change.2 In this chapter we explore this transnational phenomenon. First, we examine the roots of transnational climate change governance and the governance “functions” that such networks perform. Second, we consider different types of transnational climate change governance networks-those based purely on the involvement of public actors, those that involve a hybrid of public and private actors, and those that involve only private actors. In the final section, we consider the issues and challenges for governing climate change that this phenomenon raises.