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Innovating Climate Governance: Moving Beyond Experiments

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Bruno Jacob Turnheim (Editor), Paula Kivimaa (Editor), Frans Berkhout (Editor)

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge: Cambridge University Press.
ISBN (Electronic)9781108277679
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 29 Mar 2018

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After the perceived failure of global approaches to tackling climate change, enthusiasm for local climate initiatives has blossomed world-wide, suggesting a more experimental approach to climate governance. Innovating Climate Governance: Moving Beyond Experiments looks critically at climate governance experimentation, focusing on how experimental outcomes are embedded in practices, rules and norms. Policy which encourages local action on climate change, rather than global burden-sharing, suggests a radically different approach to tackling climate issues. This book reflects on what climate governance experiments achieve, as well as what happens after and beyond these experiments. A bottom-up, polycentric approach is analyzed, exploring the outcomes of climate experiments and how they can have broader, transformative effects in society. Contributions offer a wide range of approaches and cover more than fifty empirical cases internationally, making this an ideal resource for academics and practitioners interested in studying, developing and evaluating climate governance.

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