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How and to what extent do ongoing shifts in international climate policy change the conditions for Norway’s transition to a low-emissions economy? This is the overall question asked by CONNECT project.
Norway’s climate governance is strongly conditioned by the international climate policy context. The global climate regime, particularly the Kyoto protocol, has enabled pursuance of a global cost-efficiency approach to Norway’s climate transition, where reliance on economy-wide policy instruments (like emissions trading) and multilateral cooperation for burden sharing are central policy strategies. In contrast, the newly adopted Paris Agreement and the EU 2030 effort sharing agreement emphasise climate governance focused on domestic emissions reductions, walking away from some of the key principles on global cost-efficiency that guided the Kyoto Protocol. The new international climate policy regime therefore marks a shift to a more nationally oriented, sector-specific approach. This shift will likely be consequential for Norwegian climate governance going forward. CONNECT applies the two approaches of “global cost-efficiency” and “national sector-specific” as analytical pillars to explore climate governance shifts at three policy-making levels.
The project is coordinated by CICERO.
Project period: 2017-2020
- CICERO (project coordinator)
- UNI Research
- Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo
- The Research Council of Norway/KLIMAFORSK Programme
PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS
Review of Policy Research, published online 23.01.2019, 27 pp. DOI: 10.1111/ropr.12328
Climate Policy, Vol 19, No 4, 2019, pp. 427-438
In Andrew Jordan, Dave Huitema, Harro van Asselt and Johanna Forster (eds), Governing Climate Chsnge - Polycentricity in Action? Cambridge (UK), Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp. 231-248.
In Jørgen Wettestad and Lars H. Gulbrandsen (eds), The Evolution of Carbon Markets: Design and Diffusion. London, Routledge, 2018, pp. 30-52.
Forskere samarbeider om en mer treffsikker klimapolitikk ('Researchers join forces for a more effective climate policy')
Forskning.no, 22.1.2019. In Norwegian.
25 år siden Norge sa nei – EU-frontene like steile som før ('25 years since Norway said No – the EU fronts are as hard as ever')
Dagsavisen, 14.12.2018. In Norwegian.