Title: The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) during the COP 18 negotiations

Authors: Ali Arshad; Seraina Engert; Corinne Geiger; George Londob; Steve Rubin

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Abstract: This paper provides an analysis of a multi-actor negotiation in the context of the United Nations Framework on climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) and describes the negotiation of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) during the UNFCCC negotiations in 2012 in Doha. Despite the fact that the AOSIS states have a significant power disadvantage compared to the main industrial countries, the group of small island states was able to influence the negotiation process considerably. The authors describe the alliance building of the AOSIS group thereby contributing to the understanding of alliance building in multi-actor negotiations such as the UNFCCC.

Keywords: AOSIS; The Alliance of Small Island States; multilateral negotiations; United Nations Convention of Parties 18; UNFCCC; United Nations Framework on climate Change Convention.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2019.102020

European Journal of International Management, 2019 Vol.13 No.5, pp.678 - 699

Received: 21 May 2018
Accepted: 22 May 2018

Published online: 03 Aug 2019 *

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