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.
This project looks at configurations of political actor groups in the performance of international environmental governance components and will derive some best governance practices which can be applied to the climate change negotiations.
This research programme of Linköping University, Lund University, and the University of East Anglia consists of two interlinked projects, which focus on the role of non-state actors in multilateral climate diplomacy as well as non-state climate governance in the transnational arena.
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.