Análisis de la política medioambiental contra el cambio climático del presidente Obama en los Estados Unidos Thesis

short description

  • Undergraduate thesis

Thesis author

  • González Torres, Sebastián
  • González Torres, Sebastián

abstract

  • Climate change represents one of the most complicated problems that humanity faces. Although this phenomenon is natural, the speed at which it is currently occurring is derived from human activity, which for decades has been dedicated to the consumption of non-renewable resources as well as deforestation, and thus, planet contamination. United States’ case is one of the most relevant examples of fossil fuel use, and it is therefore important to identify the key factors that determine their response. Climate change was one of the main topics in President Obama’s administration; for that reason, a series of environmental initiatives were launched to respond to an identified global and local threat. However, these initiatives generated opposing positions from economic and political groups. It is necessary to analyze the discourse of the involved parties, environmental policies of previous governments, documents from different actors of the State, among others.
  • Climate change represents one of the most complicated problems that humanity faces. Although this phenomenon is natural, the speed at which it is currently occurring is derived from human activity, which for decades has been dedicated to the consumption of non-renewable resources as well as deforestation, and thus, planet contamination. United States’ case is one of the most relevant examples of fossil fuel use, and it is therefore important to identify the key factors that determine their response. Climate change was one of the main topics in President Obama’s administration; for that reason, a series of environmental initiatives were launched to respond to an identified global and local threat. However, these initiatives generated opposing positions from economic and political groups. It is necessary to analyze the discourse of the involved parties, environmental policies of previous governments, documents from different actors of the State, among others.
  • El cambio climático representa uno de los problemas más complicados a los que se enfrenta la humanidad. A pesar de ser un fenómeno natural, la rapidez con la que está ocurriendo se deriva de la actividad humana, que durante décadas se ha dedicado al consumo de recursos no renovables, así como la deforestación, y con ello, la contaminación del planeta. Estados Unidos es uno de los mayores consumidores de combustibles fósiles y por ello es importante identificar los factores claves que determinan las políticas del gobierno frente al cambio climático. El cambio climático ocupó un lugar central dentro del gobierno de Obama; allí se desplegaron varias iniciativas medioambientales que respondieron a la amenaza global y local. Empero, estas iniciativas generaron posturas opuestas por parte de grupos económicos y políticos. Se analizará el discurso de los involucrados, políticas ambientales de anteriores gobiernos, información documental de diferentes actores del Estado, entre otros.
  • El cambio climático representa uno de los problemas más complicados a los que se enfrenta la humanidad. A pesar de ser un fenómeno natural, la rapidez con la que está ocurriendo se deriva de la actividad humana, que durante décadas se ha dedicado al consumo de recursos no renovables, así como la deforestación, y con ello, la contaminación del planeta. Estados Unidos es uno de los mayores consumidores de combustibles fósiles y por ello es importante identificar los factores claves que determinan las políticas del gobierno frente al cambio climático. El cambio climático ocupó un lugar central dentro del gobierno de Obama; allí se desplegaron varias iniciativas medioambientales que respondieron a la amenaza global y local. Empero, estas iniciativas generaron posturas opuestas por parte de grupos económicos y políticos. Se analizará el discurso de los involucrados, políticas ambientales de anteriores gobiernos, información documental de diferentes actores del Estado, entre otros.

publication date

  • 2017/05/27

keywords

  • Climate change
  • Environmental policies
  • Opposition
  • President Obama
  • Threat

Document Id

  • f9a199e0-dfcb-44ac-862c-6ffa4b812c71