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Doctoral School Sustainable Development - Protection- and Transformation-Impacts of Voluntary Climate Policies

Subproject of: Transdisciplinary Doctoral School Sustainable Development (DOKNE)

Project Leader
Pregernig Michael, Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Kromp-Kolb Helga, Sub Projectleader
Bitterling Urs, Project Staff (bis 31.01.2010)
BOKU Research Units
Doctoral School Sustainable Development
Institute of Forest, Environmental and Natural Resource Policy
Institute of Meteorology and Climatology
Funded by
Today’s Climate Politics stretch across different hierarchical levels and have to be addressed within numerous political sectors and resorts, therefore such modes of political steering have become more and more attractive which are of incorporative nature. Voluntary Climate Instruments with their shift away from hierarchical implementation towards integrative, cooperative measures are prominent examples of such incorporative attempts. This study seeks to investigate what effects Voluntary Climate Programs have, namely how ‘good’ they are at protecting the environment (protection impacts) and secondly if there are other effects to be noticed that cannot be captured in mere quantification of emissions reductions. These effects, so called transformation effects, describe changes in the way climate politics are perceived, negotiated and conducted.
Governance; Climate Politics; Coordination; Procedural Benchmarks; Strategy-Process;

Urs Bitterling (2008): Schutz- und Transformationseffekte kooperativer Klimapolitik. [Poster]

, 10. Österreichischer Klimatag, MÄR 14, 2008, Vienna, AUSTRIA

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