Governing decarbonization: Conceptualizing and catalyzing political pathways

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Event details


Date & time

Thursday 01 March 2018


Institutes Boardroom, Room 1.12, Coombs Extension, 8 Fellows Road
ANU Canberra


Hon Prof Matthew Hoffmann


School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
+61 2 6125 6033

There is no longer a single focus or locus of global climate action. In this talk, Prof Hoffmann discusses a way to conceive of the multilevel governance challenge and politics of decarbonization and an empirical strategy for exploring how a diverse range of decarbonization initiatives can catalyze transformation.

About the speaker

Dr. Matthew Hoffmann is an Honorary Professor at RegNet. He is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. He is also Co-Director of the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Professor Hoffmann has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the George Washington University. His research and teaching interests include global governance, climate change politics, complexity theory, and international relations theory. In addition to a number of articles and book chapters on climate politics, carbon markets, and global governance, he is the author of Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto (Oxford University Press 2011), Ozone Depletion and Climate Change: Constructing a Global Response (SUNY Press 2005) and coeditor with Alice Ba of Contending Perspectives on Global Governance (Routledge 2005). He also is a coauthor on a collaborative book Transnational Climate Change Governance (Cambridge University Press 2014). His current research project, funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, is Conceptualizing Policy Pathways to Decarbonization.

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