This page contains automatically translated content.

12/11/2018 | Campus-Meldung

What factors influence compliance with commitments in climate negotiations?

The joint project COMPLIANCE deals with international climate policy. Particular attention is paid to researching factors that influence compliance with commitments in international climate negotiations such as the current one in Katowice. The University of Kassel is involved with a funding amount of 232,000 euros.

Image: Choat.

A sub-project at COMPLIANCE is led by Prof. Dr. Astrid Dannenberg from the Department of Environmental and Behavioral Economics at the University of Kassel. Her group surveys participants in international climate negotiations and investigates to what extent factors such as abatement costs, political credibility or the influence of non-state actors have an impact on compliance with commitments in climate negotiations. In addition, experimental methods will shed light on how the system of "monitoring, reporting, verification and enforcement" adopted in the Paris Agreement needs to be designed to be effective. Laboratory economic experiments will be used to examine how different designs of monitoring and enforcement affect the behavior of actors and general welfare.

The overall project "The Economics of International Climate Policy Compliance: Monitoring, Reporting, Verification & Enforcement" is coordinated by the University of Heidelberg. In addition to the University of Kassel, the University of Mannheim and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim are cooperation partners. The project duration of COMPLIANCE is from September 2018 to August 2021. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the project as part of the priority area "Economics of Climate Change II".

Prof. Dr. Astrid Dannenberg
University of Kassel
Department of Environmental and Behavioral Economics
Tel.: +49 561 804-3758
Email: dannenberg[at]uni-kassel[dot]de