Navigating institutional complexity in global climate governance: causes, consequences and responses

How can we orchestrate the large variety of institutions that govern climate change today?

Funded by the Swedish research council Formas research for a period of three years (April 2014 to December 2018).

For years, negotiators have struggled to reach a new global deal to tackle climate change in the context of UN climate negotiations. At the same time, the climate problem is governed by a variety of other international institutions dealing with topics as diverse as biodiversity, international trade and security.

The project seeks to generate novel insights into the shape, causes and consequences of this institutional complexity for three key areas: geoengineering, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) and short-lived climate pollutants. Based on these insights, we seek to develop approaches to mitigate conflicts and enhance synergies among institutions.


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