Institutionalizing
Low Carbon Development

Reaearch project about climate mitigation efforts in the global South

Research project

How to institutionalize climate mitigation?

Despite myriads of climate initiatives and projects, global greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise. Implementing and institutionalizing climate mitigation efforts beyond individual projects remains the critical challenge to reduce emissions. INLOCADE analyzes the processes and conditions relating to the political institutionalization of climate change mitigation in the high-carbon intensive sectors of agriculture and energy in four emerging economies: Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.

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Case studies

We investigate case studies related to energy transitions and climate smart agro-forestry in Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa.

Project cases
Innovative methodology

To combine in-depth field research with a broader mapping of the field, we apply a qualitative comparative analysis (QCA).

Project methods
Outreach and publications

We are committed to stakeholder engagement. We reach out to academics and practitioners interested in climate mitigation.

Project outreach

Latest news

Read about INLOCADE project updates, recent developments, upcoming events and new publications.

Virtual INLOCADE project kick-off

On January 15th, 2021, the INLOCADE project team held its first workshop to officially kick-off the 3-years-long project on the institutionalization of low carbon development in the Global South. The[…]

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DFG funding for a joint research project

The German Research Foundation, DFG, has accepted the INLOCADE project proposal and will provide for a 3-years-long project on the institutionalization of low carbon development in the Global South. This[…]

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Predecessor project: Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation-State

The predecessor project of INLOCADE – Carbon Governance – ran from 2015 to 2019 and was funded by the German Research Council, DFG. Researchers from the Technical University of Darmstadt[…]

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Collaborative research project

INLOCADE brings together researchers from Potsdam University and Technical University of Darmstadt with practitioners, academics and other stakeholders involved in low carbon development.