The CDL generates collaborative policy outputs like briefing papers and reports, and scholarly ones such as peer-reviewed journal articles and books.
Our research falls in four bins: the politics of climate regulation, justice issues at the international level, understanding and overcoming obstruction of climate action, and an “other” bin. The latter shifts with our interests and capacity.
Research by Topics
Passing legislation is just the start to implementing a clean energy transition. What power dynamics exist in agencies and commissions?
Decades of negotiations in the U.N. have been marked by deep divisions between the global North and South. The CDL has brought key issues to light, including what climate financing is demanded, offered and what's delivered.
The science of human-caused climate change has been overwhelming for decades, but networks of organizations have sought to slow, stop, or roll back efforts to advance the rapid transition off of fossil fuels that we have known is needed. Who are the actors? What are their strategies?