With multilateral climate negotiations in gridlock, attention has increasingly shifted to the ways sub- and non-state actors—e.g. cities, regions, NGOs, corporations, etc.—are addressing climate change. Many of these “bottom up” activities link across borders, creating different forms of transnational governance. This project aims to map, describe, and explain this important shift in global governance with the goal of building more effective institutions to manage climate change.
The work centres around the creation of a database of transnational climate initiatives, which will be the only comprehensive and up-to-date record of these institutions.
So far, the project has generated a number of articles and a co-authored book project.