Reinvigorating International Climate Policy

A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Nonstate Action

Sander Chan, Harro van Asselt, Thomas Hale, Kenneth Abbott, Marianne Beisheim, Matthew Hoffmann, Brendan Guy, Niklas Höhne, Angel Hsu, Philipp Pattberg, Pieter Pauw, Céline Ramstein, Oscar Widerberg

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Abstract

As countries negotiate a new climate agreement for the United Nations climate conference in December 2015, a groundswell of climate actions is emerging as cities, regions, businesses and civil society groups act on mitigation and adaptation, independently, with each other and with national governments and international organizations. The Paris conference provides a historic opportunity to establish a framework to catalyse, support, and steer these initiatives. Without such a framework, 'bottom-up' climate governance runs the risk of failing to deliver meaningful results. Social science research highlights the need for a comprehensive approach that promotes ambition, experimentation and accountability, and avoids unnecessary overlaps. This article specifies functions and design principles for a new, comprehensive framework for sub- and nonstate climate actions that could provide effective coordination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalGlobal Policy
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Chan, S., van Asselt, H., Hale, T., Abbott, K., Beisheim, M., Hoffmann, M., ... Widerberg, O. (Accepted/In press). Reinvigorating International Climate Policy: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Nonstate Action. Global Policy. https://doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.12294

Reinvigorating International Climate Policy : A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Nonstate Action. / Chan, Sander; van Asselt, Harro; Hale, Thomas; Abbott, Kenneth; Beisheim, Marianne; Hoffmann, Matthew; Guy, Brendan; Höhne, Niklas; Hsu, Angel; Pattberg, Philipp; Pauw, Pieter; Ramstein, Céline; Widerberg, Oscar.

In: Global Policy, 2015.

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Chan, S, van Asselt, H, Hale, T, Abbott, K, Beisheim, M, Hoffmann, M, Guy, B, Höhne, N, Hsu, A, Pattberg, P, Pauw, P, Ramstein, C & Widerberg, O 2015, 'Reinvigorating International Climate Policy: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Nonstate Action', Global Policy. https://doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.12294
Chan, Sander ; van Asselt, Harro ; Hale, Thomas ; Abbott, Kenneth ; Beisheim, Marianne ; Hoffmann, Matthew ; Guy, Brendan ; Höhne, Niklas ; Hsu, Angel ; Pattberg, Philipp ; Pauw, Pieter ; Ramstein, Céline ; Widerberg, Oscar. / Reinvigorating International Climate Policy : A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Nonstate Action. In: Global Policy. 2015.
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