Background

ICPIA: Coping with Complexity in the Evolving International Climate Policy Institutional Architecture

Year: 2010 Past Project

  • Overview

    ICPIA,  Coping with Complexity in the Evolving International Climate Policy Institutional Architecture, was designed to support the efforts of the European Union for an economically efficient and ecologically effective post-2012 climate strategy. It conducted research based on the ‘realities’ of a post-2012 landscape, providing insights and options in navigating them.

  • Objectives

    The overall objective of the project was to develop innovative analytic and policy approaches to a wide range of issues concerning the evolving international climate policy institutional architecture. The project was based on the following work packages:

    1. conceptual and empirical foundations concerning effort sharing;
    2. sectoral dimensions and trade issues in energy-intensive sectors such as steel, cement, electricity and paper and pulp;
    3. regional dimensions and inequality issues including between old and new members of the EU;
    4. institutional dimensions and incentive issues including questions about policy coherence and instrument interactions; and
    5. the search for a credible and stable global architecture

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