The Climate, energy and environment cluster has four broad regulatory and governance research themes:
1) identifying obstacles and options for effective energy governance, including credible networked governance strategies through which key state and non-state actors might achieve a transition to a low carbon economy;
2) analysing state and private governance mechanisms for mitigating climate change including the role of transnational activist networks, norm entrepreneurs and market and investor-targeted strategies;
3) examining the opportunities and constraints of the green economy in transforming infrastructure and urban development and reducing their negative impact on the environment; and
4) exploring creative regulatory solutions to transnational environmental problems such as threats to biodiversity.