The political economy of climate change negotiations
What factors affect countries’ commitment to mitigating climate change?
Countries differ greatly on who should bear the cost of climate-change mitigation initiatives, with friction between developing and developed economies the main impediment to progress on agreements. What drives a country’s position on climate change and what factors determine its bargaining power? This study aims to create a dataset of national positions and the bargaining power of countries during negotiations on mitigation agreements: any research endeavour that contributes to a solution could, literally, help save the planet.