Climate governance assessment

Developing a framework for assessing countries’ readiness to implement ambitious climate policy

On behalf of ClimateWorks Foundation, NewClimate Institute in partnership with Climate Analytics (lead) is developing a standardised and replicable framework for assessing government’s readiness to ratchet up climate policy from an institutional and governance point of view.

The ability of country governments and relevant sectors to increase the level of ambition and implement transformational policies depends on the readiness of the whole system of actors, institutions and policy environment – the climate governance within a country. This project aims at enhancing existing country analyses and assessments through the development of a framework to assess whether a government is ready to commit to and implement more ambitious climate action.

This project will produce two major deliverables: 1) a series of country case studies to illustrate countries’ readiness to scale up climate ambition by highlighting positive developments, identifying areas of improvement and elaborating on possible interventions within the country, and 2) an overall evaluation of the underlying methodologies and criteria used to assess countries’ climate governance, with suggestions for future research direction.

Key contacts:

Niklas Höhne
Niklas Höhne
Lukas Kahlen
Lukas Kahlen
Swithin Lui
Swithin Lui

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