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The Comparative Politics of Climate Change Policy

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When do governments take climate change seriously? Why do they pursue one set of policies over another? Why do some organizations take proactive stances on climate change while others do not?

To answer these questions, CASBS has brought together a variety of academic experts to develop systematic knowledge about the sources of variation in climate policies and outcomes, and to galvanize the field of comparative politics of climate change policy.

a collage of a tree in two scenarios: one with lush leaves and green grass, and the other without leaves in a hot desert

This project is led by 1977-78, 1987-88, 2004-05 CASBS fellow and 2018-20 CASBS research affiliate, Robert O. Keohane.

The Comparative Politics of Climate Change Policy received funding from the Balzan Foundation as part of Robert Keohane’s Balzan Prize (2016).

For more information, please contact CASBS Program Director Zachary Ugolnik (