Governance experiments in climate action : Empirical findings from the 28 European Union countries

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Matschoss , K J & Repo , J P 2018 , ' Governance experiments in climate action : Empirical findings from the 28 European Union countries ' , Environmental Politics , vol. 27 , no. 4 , pp. 598-620 . https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2018.1443743

Title: Governance experiments in climate action : Empirical findings from the 28 European Union countries
Author: Matschoss, Kaisa Johanna; Repo, Juha Petteri
Contributor organization: Centre for Consumer Society Research
Research Units of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (profit unit at BY-TDK)
Department of Political and Economic Studies (2010-2017)
Date: 2018-02-28
Language: eng
Number of pages: 23
Belongs to series: Environmental Politics
ISSN: 0964-4016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2018.1443743
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/236674
Abstract: Climate targets call for novel policy measures to facilitate widespread adoption of low-carbon solutions and innovations. The literature on socio-technical systems argues that experimentation has a prominent role in enabling sustainability transition. Experiments represent ways of testing new ideas and methods across a wide range of policy fields. Governance experiments in particular can support accelerated diffusion of new solutions, because they integrate policy with innovations. Here, types of success factors in the implementation of governance experiments to mitigate climate change are examined. Statistical analysis of sustainability innovations in the 28 European Union countries indicates that the types of success factors in governance experiments differ from those of product and social experiments. Governance experimentation is more positioned within socio-technical regimes than in strategic niches. These results suggest that governance experiments may indeed provide new transition opportunities towards low-carbon societies.
Subject: 1172 Environmental sciences
517 Political science
governance experiment
climate action
success factor
multi-level perspective
socio-technical regime
sustainability transition
Governance experiment
climate action
success factor
multi-level perspective
socio-technical regime
sustainability transition
STRATEGIC NICHE MANAGEMENT
NON-STATE ACTORS
SOCIOTECHNICAL TRANSITIONS
MULTILEVEL PERSPECTIVE
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
POLICY INNOVATION
URBAN-POLITICS
REGIME
INITIATIVES
TYPOLOGY
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


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