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The Comparative Politics of Climate Change Policy

The goal of this project is to answer the following questions: 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 achieve this, 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. This project is funded by the Balzan Foundation as part of Robert Keohane’s Balzan Prize (2016).


For more information, please contact CASBS program director Betsy Rajala (