Our project

The aim of this project is to understand how transnational forums, which have been established in recent years to address climate change, affect the discussion, selection, and convergence of climate change policies. For this purpose, the research group investigates policy preferences and perceptions of policy measures of different groups of actors (bureaucrats, civil society, and business actors) in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico as well as the impacts of cross-level learning on policy convergence. Further, questions of representation of included and excluded actors will be examined.

In this project, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from geography, linguistics, political and social sciences will decipher the mechanisms through which transnational forums on climate governance are both influenced by national positions on climate change policy and, conversely, influence changes and harmonisation of national responses to climate change.

Project members

Project leaders are: Prof. Dr. Johannes Glückler (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München / Department of Geography), Jun.-Prof. Dr. Rosa Lehmann ( Heidelberg University / Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies), Prof. Dr. Óscar Loureda (Heidelberg University / Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies), and Prof. Dr. Jale Tosun (Heidelberg University / Institute of Political Science).

Research associates: Alejandra Irigoyen, M.Sc.; Emiliano Levario Saad, M.A.

The Heidelberg Center for the Environment funded the PCG project between 2021 and 2023, in the framework of the Excellence Strategy put forth by the German federal and state governments.

Collaborating Institutions