Presentations of the keynote speakers

Monday, May 23rd 2016

Leena Srivastava: Is the Paris Agreement „fair and ambitious“ enough to prove transformative? Online

Martin Jänicke: Implementing the Paris Agreement as a challenge for multi-level governance: Who should do what, why and how? Online

Andy Jordan: Implementing the Paris Agreement: Who is doint what, where, when and how? Online


Tuesday, May 24th 2016

Robert O. Keohane: Post-Paris: Pledge and Review and Politics Research. Online

Feja Lesniewska: The Paris Agreement: A Legal Reality Check. Online

Frank Geels: Global Climate Governance and Socio-Technical Transformation: Is the Paris Agreement enough? Online


Paper of presenter

In order of the first author’s name:




Andreas, Marcus; Bellalim, Johara (2016): Common but differentiated learning. Online

Ashford, Nicholas A.; Hall, Ralph P. (2016): Making serious inroads into achieving global climate goals. Disrupting innovation driven by governmental regulatory targeting, not slow guided incremental innovation involving incumbents is what is needed to transform the industrial state. Online

Aykut, Stefan Cihan (2016): Taking a wider view on climate governance: moving beyond the ‘iceberg’, the ‘elephant’ and the ‘forest’. Online


Bang, Guri; Andresen, Steinar; Victor, David (2016): California’s cap-and-trade system. Diffusion and lessons. Online

Bernauer, Thomas; McGrath, Liam F. (2016): Simple re-framing unlikely to boost public support for climate policy. Online

Betzold, Carola; Weiler, Florian (2016): Allocation of adaptation aid. A Network Analysis. Online

Blaxekjær, Lau Øfjord; Dan Nielsen, Tobias; Sælen, Håkon; Lahn, Bård; Green-Weiskel, Lucia (2016): The narrative position of the like minded developing countries in global climate negotiations. A policy-oriented narrative approach to IR. Online

Blumstein, Sabine (2016): Managing adaptation. International donors’ influence on international river basin organizations in Southern Africa. Online

Boran, Idil; Shockley, Kenneth (2016) Transformations of climate governance: Developing equity and fairness guidelines for the post-Paris climate effort. Online

Bosello, Francesco; Dasgupta, Shouro (2016): Development, climate change adaptation, and maladaptation. Some econometric evidence. Online

Brand Correa, Lina I.; Steinberger, Julia K. (2016): Understanding energy services through a human needs lens. A proposed framework. Online

Brugger, Heike (2016): The german energy transition at the local level – A discourse network analysis for identifying fostering and hindering discourse patterns and network structures. Online

Busch, Henner; Bendlin, Lena; Fenton, Paul (2016): Uncovering local impacts – The influence of transnational municipal climate networks on urban climate governance. Online


Chan, Sander; Falkner, Robert; van Asselt, Harro; Goldberg, Matthew (2016): Strengthening non-state climate action. A progress assessment of commitments launched at the 2014 UN Climate Summit. Online

Chu, Eric K. (2016): Cities in the global climate marketplace. Transnational actors and the governance of urban climate adaptation in India. Online




Engel, Paul G.H.; Knaepen, Hanne; Engel, Karen E. (2016) Community resilience in the face of climate change: challenges to multi‐level capacity building. Online

England, Matthew I.; Dougill, A. J.; Stringer, L. C.; Vincent, K. (2016): Climate change adaptation planning and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa. Online


Fairbrother, Malcolm (2016): When will people pay to pollute? Environmental taxes, political trust, and experimental evidence from Britain. Online

Fatorelli, Leandra; Di Gregorio, Monica (2016): Policy actor’s discourses and interactions coalitions on the climate mitigation and adaptation domains. A Brazilian case study. Online

Ferreira Costa, Carlos G. (2016): Fairness and equity implications for new governance mechanisms. Online

Fraundorfer, Markus; Rabitz, Florian (2016): The non-decarbonization puzzle in Brazilian energy policy. Online

Frenova, Svetlana (2016): Understanding modalities of climate partnerships and their contribution to climate governance. Online

Fuhr, Harald; Hickmann, Thomas; Höhne,Chris; Lederer, Markus; Stehle, Fee (2016): Carbon governance arrangements and the nation-state. The reconfiguration of public authority in developing countries. Online


Gordon, David (2016): Where the streets have no name. Rethinking the role of cities in global climate governance. Online

Gregorio, Monica Di; Nurrochmat, Dodik; Locatelli, Bruno; Fatorelli, Leandra; Pramova, Emilia; Sari, Intan; Kusumadewi, Sonya (2016): Multi-level governance, policy networks and the integration of mitigation and adaptation in the land use sector. Evidence from Indonesia. Online

Grüning, Christine; Moslener, Ulf (2016): Tackeling the barriers to climate friendly investment. Online

Gulbrandsen, Lars H. (2016): Evolving carbon market systems. The role of policy diffusion in shaping design properties. Online

Guzman, Sandra (2016): What climate change mainstreaming means in theory? Online


Hanusch, Frederic (2016): The influence of the quality of democracy on reactions to climate change. Why dealing with climate change means democratizing climate governance. Online

Heiskanen, Eva; Matschoss, Kaisa (2016): Experiments for identifying necessary and missing competences for a smart and sustainable energy system. Online

Hermwille, Lukas (2016): Making Initiatives Resonate. How can non-state initiatives help to increase national contributions under the UNFCCC? Online


Ignatius, Madu A. (2016): Rurality and climate change vulnerability in Nigeria. Assessment towards evidence based even rural development policy. Online


Jain, Angela; Vergne, Antoine; Kusch, Christian (2016): Bringing the voice of the people into global climate governance. The world wide views on climate and energy. Online

Jänicke, Martin; Quitzow, Rainer (2016): Multi-level reinforcement in European climate and energy governance: mobilizing economic interests at the sub-national levels. Online


Kaul, Inge (2016): Putting climate finance into context. A global public goods perspective. Online

Klinsky, Sonja (2016): Transitional justice in the climate context? Discussion paper. Online

Kunseler, Eva; Kouw, Matthijs (2016): Riding the razor’s edge of science-policy interfacing. Frame analysis in research and policymaking on climate adaptation. Online


Lamb, William F. (2016): Which countries avoid carbon-intensive development? Online

Lèbre La Rovere, Emilio (2016): Transforming development pathways in Brazil. Towards a low carbon economy. Online

Lefale, Penehuro F. (2016): Climate clubs and the alliance of small island states (AOSIS). Friends or foes? Online

Lubanov, Carmit (2016): The transformative role of socioeconomic justice in addressing climate governance. Online

Lütkenhorst, Wilfried; Altenburg, Tilman; Pegels, Anna; Vidican, Georgeta (2016): Green industrial policy. Managing transformation under uncertainty. Online


Martius, Christopher; Böttcher, Hannes; Avitabile, Valerio; Dunwoody, Antonia; Fritz, Steffen; Gaveau, David; Herold, Martin; Cuesta, Rosa Maria Roman; Schepaschenko, Dmitry; Verchot, Louis (2016): How to achieve reliable, transparent and independent monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions from land activities for policy support. Online

Mersmann, Florian; Reich, Hendrikje (2016): A learning experience. Integrating theory and practice for the implementation of INDCs. Online


Nagorny, Nanja (2016): Cities in transition? On the transformative potential of governing climate change in municipalities through best practices. Online

Nickow, Andre (2016): The political economy of social protection under climate change. A comparative historical analysis of policy regimes in Bangladesh and Ethiopia. Online




Pegels, Anna (2016): Feed-in tariffs for renewable energy. Which determination option works for whom? Online

Preuss, Sabine; Krishnan, Unni; Nair, Divakaran (2016): A financing strategy for community based climate resilient development. Indo-German umbrella programme for natural resource management (UPNRM). Online

Puaschunder, Julia M. (2016): Intergenerational climate change burden sharing. An economics of climate stability research agenda proposal. Online




Rennkamp, Britta (2016): Trading off climate change mitigation and poverty reduction in South Africa. Drivers and barriers to institutional change. Online

Rennkamp, Britta; Boulle, Michael (2016): Novel shapes of South-South collarboration. Emerging knowledge networks on co-benefits of climate and development policies. Online

Rennkamp, Britta; Marquard, Andrew (2016): South Africa’s multiple faces in current climate clubs. Online

Richard, Vanessa (2016): Injecting justice into climate finance. Can the independent redress mechanism of the green climate fund help? Online


Schreiber, Detlef W.; Siegele, Bernhard (2016): Exploring pathways to green transformation – Lessons from selected examples of technical cooperation with developing countries and emerging economies. Online

Scobie, Michelle(2016): Accountability in cimate change governance and Caribbean SIDS. Online

Sekhar Bahinipati, Chandra; Viswanathan, P. K. (2016): Rural transformation through resource efficient technologies in Gujarat, Western India. Does subsidy policy matter? Online

Skjærseth, Jon B. (2016): Reforming EU climate policies for 2030. How implementation experiences in Poland shaped the outcome. Online

Skovgaard, Jakob (2016): The influence of international economic institutions on fossil fuel subsidy reform. Online




Uji, Azusa; Suzuki, Motoshi (2016): How does multilevel climate governance work? A nexus of policy diffusion and multilateral aid. Online


van Wijk, Josef; Fischhendler, Itay (2016): The construction of urgency discourse around mega-projects: the Israeli case. Online

Varvaštian, Samvel (2016): Climate change litigation, liability and global climate governance – Can judicial policy-making become a game-changer? Online


Wang, Congcong (2016): Reflections on China’s socialist ecological civilization construction. Perspectives of social-ecological transformation. Online

Williams, Marc; McDuie-Ra, Duncan (2016): Combatting climate change in the pacific. Regional governance, agency and dependency. Online

Wong, G. Y.; Loft, L.; Brockhaus, M.; Yang, A. L.; Pham, T. T.; Assembe-Mvondo, S.; Luttrell, C. (2016): An assessment framework for REDD+ benefit sharing mechanisms within a forest policy mix. Online


Zelli, Fariborz;  Nielsen, Tobias; Dubber, Wilhelm (2016): Beyond institutional fragmentation – a framework for analyzing dominant discourses and practices: the case of REDD+ monitoring. Online

Zelli, Fariborz; van Asselt, Harro; Möller, Ina (2016): Explaining the role of private institutions in complex global climate governance. The cases of geoengineering, REDD+, and short- lived climate pollutants. Online

  • Key Dates:

    Submission of Abstracts:
    16 November 2015

    Notification of Acceptance:
    1 February 2016

    Submission of Papers:
    6 May 2016

  • International Steering Committee

    Dirk Messner, Co-Chair Steering Committee (German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn, Germany)

    Miranda Schreurs, Co-Chair Steering Committee (Environmental Policy Research Centre, Berlin, Germany)

    Frank Biermann (Utrecht University, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, NL)

    John Christensen (United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) DTU Partnership)

    Christiana Figueres (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Bonn, Germany)

    Carlos Fuller (Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belize)

    Pan Jiahua (CASS, Beijing, China)

    Jennifer Morgan (Greenpeace International)

    J. Timmons Roberts (Brown University, Rhode Islands, USA)

    Heike Schroeder (University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK)

    Leena Srivastava (The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India)

    Harald Winkler (University of Cape Town, South Africa)