Agenda-setting and climate change

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An agenda-setting perspective can help us understand current climate policy politics by identifying factors that will help the climate change issue rise and stay high on public and governmental agendas. Keeping climate change at the forefront of government decision agendas will be critical in the coming years because climate change is a long-term problem and governments are unlikely to 'solve' the climate crisis with one policy enacted at one point in time. Kingdon's multiple streams model of agenda-setting is used here to explore strategies for keeping the issue of climate change on agendas and moving it up the list of policy priorities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)781-799
Number of pages19
JournalEnvironmental Politics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2009


  • Agenda-setting
  • Climate change
  • Climate policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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