Governing Climate Change


Funding source

Formas - The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2014
End date: 31/12/2016
Funding: 8050000 SEK


Notwithstanding the slow progress of policy making under United Nations? climate convention, it appears that a loose set of governance mechanisms and institutional efforts are advancing when the effort to create a single legally binding climate change agreement is stumbling. The aim of ClimGovern is to assess novel climate governance arrangements and to explore governance strategies under different and contested climate futures. ClimGovern is organized into three linked research modules: 1) mapping climate governance arrangements at the intersection between markets, civil society and government sectors; 2) assessing the quality of governance arrangements in terms of legitimacy and effectiveness 3) exploring future climate governance strategies. ClimGovern will combine several methodological approaches, such as large quantitative studies of governance initiatives, structured comparisons of select cases and scenario-based policy analysis. A multi-disciplinary team of LU researchers working together with leading international scholars and in dialogue with targeted groups of key stakeholders will envisage the role of governance in low-carbon transitions and will distribute this knowledge widely.

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