Predecessor project: Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation-State

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 and the University of Potsdam conducted in-depth field research in Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa to explore how (and how far) different types of globally operating governance arrangements have caused changes in the distribution of public authority within nation-states.

Due to the difficulties among nation-states in adopting effective means of implementation to cope with climate change, a plethora of new “governance experiments” has emerged in the past few years. Some of them are targeting activities or units which are contributing enormously to global carbon dioxide emissions, like deforestation or megacities.

The project focused on:

  • C40 as an example of Transnational City Networks (TCNs) that operates bottom-up
  • REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) that operates top-down.

Project information

Read more about the project’s research design, key outcomes and publications on the project’s website.

Selected Publications

Stehle, Fee, Thomas Hickmann, Markus Lederer and Chris Höhne (2020): Urban Climate Politics in Emerging Economies: A Multi-Level Governance Perspective. Urbanisation.

Stehle, F., C. Höhne, T. Hickmann and M. Lederer (2019): The Effects of Transnational Municipal Networks on Urban Climate Politics in the Global South. Urban Climate Politics. Agency and Empowerment. J. van der Heijden, H. Bulkeley and C. Certomà. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 210-230. 

Lederer, Markus and Chris Höhne (2019): Max Weber in the Tropics. Regulation and Governance.

Höhne, Chris, Harald Fuhr, Thomas Hickmann, Markus Lederer, and Fee Stehle (2018): REDD+ and the Reconfiguration of Public Authority in the Forest Sector: A Comparative Case Study of Indonesia and Brazil, in Nuesiri, Emmanuel O. (ed.): Global Forest Governance and Climate Change: Interrogating Representation, Participation, and Decentralization, Palgrave Studies in Natural Resource Management, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 203-241.

Hickmann, Thomas, Harald Fuhr, Chris Höhne, Markus Lederer, and Fee Stehle (2017): Carbon Governance Arrangements and the Nation‐State: The Reconfiguration of Public Authority in Developing Countries, in: Public Adminstration and Development 37 (5), pp. 331–343.

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