About the project
The Paris Agreement has opened up a new chapter in political efforts to tackle climate change. It provides a new flexible framework for moving the world towards decarbonization, leaving goal-setting and implementation not only up to states, but also recognizing the importance of non-state (e.g. business and civil society) and sub-national (e.g. regions and cities) actors.
In this project we seek to understand how the interplay between state and non-state climate action unfolds in the post-Paris climate policy landscape. The project will provide new insights into the possibilities for the Swedish government to mobilize and catalyze non-state climate action.
This project seeks to advance the research frontier and provide policy-relevant knowledge on climate governance by examining the interplay between the Swedish state and domestic and transnational climate initiatives, involving non-state and sub-national actors. It will map collaborative climate initiatives involving Swedish public and private actors; assess their performance in terms of effectiveness and legitimacy; appraise their political impacts vis-à-vis the Swedish state; and devise policy recommendations for harnessing their transformative potential.
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A joint, collaborative project
ACTS brings together researchers from Stockholm University, Linköping University, and Free University Amsterdam. A Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), as well as a Practitioner’s Council were established for regular exchange.LEARN MORE ABOUT INVOLVED PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS
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