To reach the Paris Agreement goals, energy transitions must be greatly accelerated. This project assesses the carbon neutrality plans of countries and cities, studies their potential political, societal and economic consequences, and examines whether a climate club could accelerate the transitions. Specifically, the project will examine a pioneering group of states and subnational actors—the Carbon Neutrality Coalition (CNC)—and what prospects it has for inducing transition. The scholarship on free-riding argues that deeper forms of cooperation are needed through climate clubs. We will transfer the climate club concept, developed amongst others by Nobel Prize-winning economist Nordhaus, to the sphere of politics, produce systematic empirical data about a real organization, and identify the states most likely to initiate the transformation of CNC into a climate club. A key part of this project is the communication of our findings with the aim to put the results into practical use.

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Recent publications:

Falkner, Robert, Naghmeh Nasiritousi & Gunilla Reischl (2021) Climate clubs: politically feasible and desirable?, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.1967717

Buylova, Alexandra, Mathias Fridahl, Naghmeh Nasiritousi, Gunilla Reischl (2021)  Cancel(out)emissions? The envisaged role of carbon dioxide removal technologies within long-term national climate strategies, Frontiers in Climate, 3(63). DOI:10.3389/fclim.2021.675499.


Naghmeh Nasiritousi