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A research roadmap for quantifying non-state and subnational climate mitigation action

Hsu, Angel, Höhne, Niklas, Kuramochi, Takeshi, Roelfsema, Mark, Weinfurter, Amy, Xie, Yihao, Lütkehermöller, Katharina, Chan, Sander, Corfee-Morlot, Jan, Drost, Philip, Faria, Pedro, Gardiner, Ann, Gordon, David J., Hale, Thomas, Hultman, Nathan E., Moorhead, John, Reuvers, Shirin, Setzer, Joana, Singh, Neelam and Weber, Christopher (2019) A research roadmap for quantifying non-state and subnational climate mitigation action. Nature Climate Change, 9 (1). pp. 11-17. ISSN 1758-678X

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Identification Number: 10.1038/s41558-018-0338-z

Abstract

Non-state and subnational climate actors have become central to global climate change governance. Quantitatively assessing climate mitigation undertaken by these entities is critical to understand the credibility of this trend. In this Perspective, we make recommendations regarding five main areas of research and methodological development related to evaluating non-state and subnational climate actions: defining clear boundaries and terminology; use of common methodologies to aggregate and assess non-state and subnational contributions; systematically dealing with issues of overlap; estimating the likelihood of implementation; and addressing data gaps.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.nature.com/nclimate/
Additional Information: © 2018 Springer Nature
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Sets: Research centres and groups > Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 16:32
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 12:26
Projects: 17-1101
Funders: ClimateWorks Foundation
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91948

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