Multilevel governance i et klimapolitisk perspektiv: Multilevel governance in climate politics

Albert Teilmann

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Scientists estimate that climate change could be kept to a manageable level as long as the global average temperature does not rise more than two degrees. If greenhouse gases continue at the same pace as today, we must prepare ourselves for temperature increases of 3-4 degrees, causing serious consequences for the planet and its inhabitants. This report intends to examine how climate policy efforts can be structured in the future to achieve greater synergy between local, national and global level. It is examined whether the UN climate negotiations provide the necessary results needed to keep climate change at a manageable level, as well as the need to address climate issues differently in future policies. The report demonstrates that, based on a case study on the EU Commission's Covenant of Mayors initiative, how climate policy can be thought of a new way. Covenant of Mayors is an example of multilevel governance where actors such as universities, community organizations and businesses are more involved in the policy process. At a time when the climate policy progress at supranational level is limited, efforts should rather evolve from a local level to which the principles of multi-level governance provide an operational framework for this effort.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato19 jun. 2012
VejlederePeter Mølgaard Nielsen


  • klimapolitik
  • multilevel governance
  • COP17