International environmental negotiations

Global collective action is required to tackle climate change.

A sustainable solution to climate change needs strong international governance, as well as measurable local action to implement international commitments at the domestic level. This programme explores the prospects for international collective action on climate change. It aims to shed light on the historical and socio-political factors affecting a global deal on climate change, using methods such as game theory and survey analysis of negotiators’ perceptions of the costs, benefits and risks of climate action.

Policy

“This time is different”: The prospects for an effective climate agreement in Paris 2015

“This time is different”: The prospects for an effective climate agreement in Paris 2015

The international climate change conference in Paris at the end of 2015 presents an important opportunity for governments to negotiate a new international climate agreement. A question of central importance to negotiators and observers is: what kind of policy architecture — what policy, legal and institutional structure — is likely to be most effective in generating sufficient emissions reductions read more »