|After two decades of international climate negotiations, it has become obvious that the international level may not be the major driver of change propelling processes downstream towards low carbon economies. Considerable innovative approaches to a climate friendly transition emerged in various countries worldwide from the bottom-up. Subnational states, cities and municipalities have taken up the issue of climate protection. Innovative governance approaches also emerged in multi-level governance structures, such as the European Union, often based on leadership of certain member states and cities. Wherever new forms of climate and environmental governance originate - bottom-up or top-down - they are likely to affect policy frameworks developed upstream or downstream. Moreover, new forms of climate governance may involve interaction among governments as well as nongovernmental actors and thus need to be researched through the multi-level governance lens.|
The Indo-German Expert Group is an interdisciplinary working group of renowned experts from leading research institutions / political think tanks in India and Germany. It was set up in 2013 to enhance collaborative learning, contribute to informed decision-making in both countries and feed into the international debate on a green and inclusive economy.
since November 2013
The Environmental Policy Research Centre participates in a large joint project with major German institutes ”Establishment of a research platform for nuclear waste material: Interdisciplinary analysis and development of criteria for assessment”.
Aim of the sub-project is primarily the policy and social analysis of the development of a strategy for a nuclear waste storage solution in Germany under participation of relevant stakeholders.
The research network aims at improved understanding of multi-level climate governance in India and the European Union. It will analyze the interplay between the innovation capacity of local levels through to (supra)national levels of climate change and variability governance.
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Die Untersuchung zeigte, dass sich seit der Etablierung von Umweltpolitik als nationalstaatlichem Handlungsfeld bestimmte institutionelle oder instrumentelle Neuerungen einzelner Länder systematisch ausbreiten, d.h. von anderen Ländern übernommen werden.