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.



Strategic Implementation of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in German Municipalities - Results of a Broad Survey

In a panel contribution at the 28th Scientific Congress of the German Political Science Association GPSA from the 14th to 16th September 2021, we presented results of our municipal survey. In the presented study, we examined the strategic implementation of climate change mitigation and adaptation in…

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Survey Participants of NostaClimate Project Donate Trees for German Federal Garden Show 2023

In the context of the NostaClimate project, the ZEW conducted a survey on the topic of the European General Data Protection Regulation among 492 citizens of the Rhine-Neckar area in autumn 2020. At the suggestion of previous study participants, the participants of this study had the opportunity to…

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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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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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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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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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