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The goal of the research project NostaClimate is the explicit analysis of the role of non-state actors and their interactions with state and individual actors. Non-state actors include civil society groups (e.g. churches, non-governmental organizations), economic actors (e.g. firms, trade unions), and subnational and local actors (e.g. municipalities). The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the second phase of the funding priority “Economics of Climate Change” (FKZ: 01LA1813).

The project examines the research questions with a mix of complementary methods. The possible effects of different non-state actors are evaluated on the basis of theoretical, empirical, and experimental results. In close cooperation with the advisory board, strategies and recommendations for non-state actors are developed, especially with respect to influencing individual climate protection activities, but also for policymakers (state actors), for example, to strengthen the position of non-state actors in the monitoring of climate protection activities of other actors.

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04.05.2021

Martin Kesternich at the Workshop on the Mannheim Climate Protection Action Plan 2030

On May 4, 2021, Prof. Dr. Martin Kesternich participated in an event organized by the city of Mannheim to discuss the goals of the Mannheim Climate Protection Action Plan 2030.

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30.04.2021

Martin Kesternich on the Current Climate Policy

Martin Kesternich calls on the government to back up the reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions with concrete political measures, reports Handelsblatt (print).

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21.04.2021

Berlin Energy Days 2021

On April 21, 2021, Prof. Dr. Andreas Ziegler participated in the panel discussion “Corona in climate protection: brake or catalyst?” during the Berlin Energy Days 2021, the central annual conference of the energy transition in Germany.

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16.03.2021

Acceptance of Climate-Oriented Policy Measures Under the COVID-19 Crisis: An Empirical Analysis for Germany

A study based on data from a representative survey among citizens in Germany during the first peak of the COVID-19 crisis that was conducted within the research project NostaClimate will be published in the peer-reviewed journal “Climate Policy” soon.

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16.03.2021

Results of a Survey on Climate Protection Activities of German Municipalities

Climate protection is high on the agenda – for many, but not all German municipalities. Exchange on climate policy issues takes place primarily with civil society actors and in city networks. This is shown among other issues by the results of a recent survey of 554 German municipalities on municipal...

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16.03.2021

International Workshop “Environmental Conservation Behaviors and Climate Policy“

By invitation of Prof. Toshi H. Arimura, Prof. Dr. Andreas Ziegler and Elke Groh participated in the international workshop “Environmental Conservation Behaviors and Climate Policy” on March 16, 2021.

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