A Political Test of the Carbon Curse: Comparing 3 national climate policies

A Political Test of the Carbon Curse: Comparing 3 national climate policies

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Very few look to major fossil fuel exporting countries for climate leadership. It is not altogether surprising the Canada and Australia have struggled to date implementing meaningful climate policy. Yet Norway has defied expectations and developed an ostensibly ambitious national climate policy regime.

How was this possible? What explains the variation in climate policy across these three countries?

Event Location: 
Australian-German Climate and Energy College
187 Grattan Street Level 1
3053 Carlton , VIC
University of Toronto

Nathan Lemphers, a visiting PhD student at the Australian-German Climate and Energy College from the University of Toronto will present preliminary results from his dissertation research. He finds that trade relations, policy networks and ideas that populate them are critical in explaining the policy variations across Australia, Canada and Norway.

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.