Published on Jan 24, 2017
Research Workshop: Climate Governance Innovation Trends in the Run-Up to Paris 2015: Analysing Mitigation and Adaptation Policies
15 – 17 May 2017, Heidelberg, Germany
Submission deadline: 1 February 2017
The 2009 Conference of the Parties (COP) in Copenhagen was widely seen as a failure. Six years later, the Paris COP led to a diplomatic success, even if, by itself, the outcome is not necessarily sufficient to ensure effective climate change mitigation and adaptation. Crucially, the Paris COP was more bottom-up in structure, with each state submitting a Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). This transition – from a top-down governance model in 2009, to a more bottom-up approach in 2015 – and the new possibilities it opens up, represents a fascinating and underexplored topic of climate governance research.
In order to explore the topic in more detail, INOGOV will host a fully-funded international workshop for Early Career Scholars, supported by leading figures in the field, in Heidelberg, Germany, from 15th-17th May, 2017. An Early Career Scholar is any researcher who is within eight years of completing their Ph.D. (with very strong MA students and Ph.D. researchers especially welcome).