Increasing co-operation on climate change governance

Project leader(s)

This research project examines how individual states and key actors within them, international institutions and key non-state actors, perceive the challenges for climate change governance and their negotiating possibilities and options. This will enable the research team to gain a deeper understanding of the key obstacles to co-operation between states and means to overcome them. In particular, the researchers aim to develop new empirically grounded conceptions of the opportunities for climate change cooperation and governance, to identify new approaches to global policy and action and to map out the likely best paths for realising them. New forms of cooperation may well involve alliances of networks of non-state actors that in turn can shape state perceptions about the payoffs of co-operation and can influence the process of state coalition building on climate change. Beyond all else, the researchers aim to develop strategies that will increase levels of cooperation well past those predicted by the existing theory and practice of climate change governance, and in doing so, to make an important contribution to climate change policy analysis and action.

Peter Drahos

Professor Peter Drahos

Peter Drahos is a Professor in Law in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, at the Australian National University...

Professor Neil Gunningham

Neil Gunningham has degrees in law and criminology from Sheffield University, UK, is a Barrister and Solicitor (ACT) and holds a PhD from...

Climate, energy & the environment cluster

Climate, energy & the environment

This cluster has four broad regulatory and governance research themes: identifying obstacles and options for effective energy governance; analysing state and private governance mechanisms for mitigating climate change; examining the opportunities and constraints of the green economy in transforming infrastructure and urban development; and exploring creative regulatory solutions to transnational environmental problems.

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