“Behind the Scenes: Mapping the Role of Treaty Secretariats in International Environmental Policy-Making” (ENVIPA) explores how and to what extent international public administrations (IPAs) interact with political and non-political actors of various levels during and in-between major international conferences. The project seeks to identify to what extent and under which conditions convention secretariats can act as partially autonomous actors.
Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks (Compon) is an international research project on the factors that determine the capacity and success of nations in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and thereby helping to mitigate global climate change.
This initiative focuses on environmental governance issues in the areas of water and forests in the Intermountain West (IMW) region of the US (Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho), using the Earth System Governance research framework.
INOGOV is an international network of excellence dedicated to understanding policy and governance innovation for climate change. With 27 countries currently signed, it draws together scholars and practitioners who focus on particular aspects of climate change policy and governance innovation, namely their: ‘sources’; ‘diffusion’; and ‘effects’.
NGGI aims at identifying normative discourses that are fundamental to global environmental governance, to map areas of consensus and disagreement, and to contribute to progressive development of global environmental norms.
The Novel Multi-sector Networks and Entrepreneurship (NMNE) project theorizes small businesses as agents of change in the multi-level governance of climate change, and cities as niche spaces in which sustainable development paths might be explored.