The main objectives of this project are:

  • To understand internal constraints and dynamics in Russian climate policy formation as well as conditions for change in Russia's emission trends and international climate position.
  • To analyse Russia's influence on the effectiveness of the international climate regime and negotiation process.


These objectives are examined as follows:

  • How has Russia's climate position changed since the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol?
  • Which domestic discourses can be identified on climate policy? Which of these argumentations are reflected in Russia's international climate position?
  • Which domestic pressure groups influence Russia's international climate position, and could thus be considered as 'veto players'? Is there evidence of such two-level game?
  • Which dynamics are likely to influence Russia's greenhouse gas emission trends and how?
  • Which elements of Russia's international climate position are negotiable / non-negotiable and why?


Project period: 2011-2015
 

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FUNDING
  • Research Council of Norway, NORKLIMA Programme
  • The Academy of Finland postdoctoral grant through University of Turku (Pan European Institute)

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