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Key concepts, core challenges and governance functions of international climate governance : deliverable 4.1 ; COP21 - results and implications for pathways and policies for low emissions European societies

  • Combating climate change requires a fundamental simultaneous transformation of various sectoral systems that are key to the functioning of our economies and societies, such as energy, industry, transport, housing, and agriculture. This report by the COP21 RIPPLES project examines sector-specific challenges to decarbonisation and what contribution international governance could make to overcoming these challenges. Taking a sectoral perspective, the report identifies the key governance challenges that exist internationally towards the deep transformations required, and specifies the resulting key governance functions to be fulfilled by means of international cooperation/international institutions. To this end, the report first clarifies aCombating climate change requires a fundamental simultaneous transformation of various sectoral systems that are key to the functioning of our economies and societies, such as energy, industry, transport, housing, and agriculture. This report by the COP21 RIPPLES project examines sector-specific challenges to decarbonisation and what contribution international governance could make to overcoming these challenges. Taking a sectoral perspective, the report identifies the key governance challenges that exist internationally towards the deep transformations required, and specifies the resulting key governance functions to be fulfilled by means of international cooperation/international institutions. To this end, the report first clarifies a number of key concepts, including international (climate) governance, international and transnational institutions, institutional complexes and poly-centricity. It then derives a number of functions that international institutions can fulfil from the relevant literature: providing guidance and signals, setting rules, providing transparency and accountability, providing capacity building, technology and finance, and facilitating knowledge and learning. This is the basis for an investigation into the key governance challenges and the potential of international governance in 14 key sectoral systems.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Report
Author:Sebastian Oberthür, Lukas HermwilleORCiDGND, Gauri Khandekar, Wolfgang Obergassel, Tim Rayner, Tomas Wyns, Florian Mersmann, Damon Jones, Bianca Kretschmer, Mahlet Melkie
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-72039
Publisher:Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations
Place of Publication:Paris
Year of Publication:2017
Pagenumber:129
Language:English
Release Date:2019/01/18
Division:Energie-, Verkehrs- und Klimapolitik
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Politik
Licence:License LogoIn Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt