Maxfield Peterson and Nicholas Frank awarded APIP grant

10th July 2023

We are pleased to announce that RegNet’s early career researchers Maxfield Peterson and Nicholas Frank have been awarded funding from the Asia-Pacific Innovation Program (APIP) for their project, Assessing the role of non-state actors from the Asia-Pacific in climate negotiations.

About the project
Non-state actors (NSA)– including NGOs, think tanks, universities, corporations, labor and professional unions – are increasingly recognized as key players in global climate conferences. This has led to calls for greater examination of the impact and democratic legitimacy of their participation, and for greater scrutiny on the composition of these participants. Using an original dataset on non-state actors at four UN Conference of the Parties (COP) summits over two decades, the project aims to produce the first empirical network map of these actors. The dataset features detailed information on each participant which will allow the team to employ novel techniques for network mapping and textual analysis. The data will inform responses to a number of critical questions about climate governance, political economy, international relations, and democratic theory.

About APIP
Research at the College of Asia and the Pacific is designed to help better understand the evolving dynamics of our region and support transformative social change and serves as both a practical resource and a trusted partner for all who focus on Asia and the Pacific. The APIP aims to support research within the College of Asia and the Pacific and is awarded to projects that meet various criteria including innovation and potential for societal and/or policy impact.

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