COST-Innovations in climate governance (INOGOV)


INOGOV will create a new network of scholars and practitioners that have operated in a fragmented way thus far, specifically those that have focused on the ‘sources’ of policy innovation, those that know about their diffusion (‘patterns’), and those who are able to evaluate their ultimate ‘effects’. A COST Action will defragment knowledge of these topics by extracting greater value from and better integrating across previous research investments. To this effect INOGOV organises workshops, supports mobility and contributes to conferences and summer schools.

SYKE leads the Working Group III (Effects)

The main objective of WG III (‘effects’) is to focus on the assessment and evaluation of the consequences – both intended and unintended – of policy innovations, including investigations on how ‘new’ policies interact with established policies and policy instruments and to what extent innovativeness is related to the impacts. Assessments mostly focus on ex-ante analyses of proposed governance solutions whereas evaluations examine existing governance ex post.

The focus of WGIII is on state-led governance, but WGIII will also contribute to the evaluation of innovative non-state forms of governing and the relationship between state led and non-state climate governance.

Through the lenses of evaluation and assessment WGIII supports and encourages critical reflection on the direction climate governance innovation and climate governance research.  WGIII will also provide a link to the evaluation and assessment for policy development thereby supporting capacity building for addressing societal questions.

WG III will organise a workshop 12-13 March 2015 in Helsinki.

The workshop takes a fresh look at what can be learned from experiments and attempts at experimentation in the context of climate change governance. The focus is on experimenting as a broader societal/governance phenomenon and on the ways experiments materialize and challenge existing policies, practices and regulatory systems. This fully funded workshop encourages exploration of experiments from many different angles with the aim to catalyse thinking about experiments, processes of experimentation and the use of experiments. It is expected to bring together new empirical and theoretical analyses. The workshop welcomes theoretical papers, methodological papers, conceptual and empirical studies or combinations thereof. The aim is to eventually publish the contributions presented at the workshop, subject to normal review process, as a Special Volume in a suitable journal.

For details see link below to workshop invitation


Published 2014-10-16 at 11:06, updated 2014-10-17 at 18:57