Externally funded project

The Relevance of Voluntary Efforts and Fairness Preferences for the Success of International Climate Policy (VolFair)


Project Details
Project duration: 03/201203/2015


Abstract
The research project "VolFair" mainly aims at extending and deepening the understanding of successful international climate negotiations. This involves the analysis of the relevance of acceptance of international climate agreements on the individual level. The question is whether the interrelationship between negotiators and domestic citizens may determine the success of international climate policy. In addition, the relevance of individual fairness preferences is examined. The questions are whether fairness perceptions and preferences of domestic citizens and negotiators are in fact congruent and whether the consideration of specific fairness principles may have a positive effect on the success of international climate policy. Finally, the relevance of voluntary climate change mitigation is analysed with respect to whether the extent of voluntary climate protection activities by domestic citizens may have a positive effect on the successful formulation of international climate policy.Partners: University of Kassel, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), Karlsruhe, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, University of Hamburg, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ZurichThe research project "VolFair" investigates these questions in the framework of the research programme "Economics of Climate Change" of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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