Mitigating Global Emissions: Networks of Political Mobilization and International Cooperation

Monday, 11 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 41 (Main Building)
RC24 Environment and Society (host committee)

Language: English

This session welcomes papers analyzing on climate change policy. Despite the common urgency in reducing emissions to avert worsening climate change, societies have responded differently, their emissions trajectories over the past decade going either downwards, stabilizing or continuing rapidly upward. The emphasis of this session will be on two points. First, how are cross­societal differences appearing in the way major newspapers framed the issue of climate change. Second, how is the policy network in each countries to mobilize coalitions advocating different responses. These political mobilization processes brought about the policies that led to a society’s emission trajectories. We would like to focus on advocacy network mobilizations, policies and outcomes. We will discuss about a cross­case analysis of the structural factors conducive to different emissions trajectories, and a global analysis showing the causal effects on domestic politics and trajectories that are associated with differences in how individual cases link with international climate change actors and information sources.
Session Organizer:
Jeffrey BROADBENT, University of Minnesota, USA
Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks: Project Overview and Comparison of Japan, Germany and the United States
Jeffrey BROADBENT, University of Minnesota, USA; Keiichi SATOH, Tohoku University, Japan; Volker SCHNEIDER, University of Konstanz, Germany
Governing through Voluntarily?: The Japanese Climate Change Policy and the Policy Networks
Keiichi SATOH, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan
Social Movement Organizations, Epistemic Communities or a “Third Sector”? the Divergent Roles of Indian Civil Society Organizations in Policy Networks of Climate Change
Pradip SWARNAKAR, ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, India; Tuomas YLA-ANTTILA, University of Helsinki, Finland
Advocacy Coalitions and Policy Outcomes: Explaining the Divergent Trajectories of Climate Policy in Finland and Sweden
Tuomas YLA-ANTTILA, University of Helsinki, Finland; Antti GRONOW, University of Helsinki, Finland; Marcus CARSON, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden; Christofer EDLING, Lund University, Sweden
Climate Change Policy Networks in Portugal
Luisa SCHMIDT, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal; Ana DELICADO, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Mapping a Laggard: Climate Policy Networks in Australia
James GOODMAN, University of Technology Sydney, Australia; Rebecca PEARSE, University of Sydney, Australia; Francesca DA RIMINI, University of Technology Sydney, Australia