Horizontal and Vertical Reinforcement in Global Climate Governance [article]

Martin Jänicke, Universitätsbibliothek Der FU Berlin, Universitätsbibliothek Der FU Berlin
This paper is dealing with mechanisms that can accelerate the global diffusion of climate-friendly technologies. The accelerated diffusion of low-carbon technology innovation can possibly be achieved by interactive processes such as: (1) mutually reinforcing cycles of policy-induced domestic market growth, innovation, and policy feedback; (2) lead markets and political lesson- drawing, the reinforced international adoption of innovations from pioneer countries; and (3) interaction between the
more » ... ction between the vertical and horizontal dynamics in multi-level systems of governance. The three mechanisms are not exclusive. They can overlap and reinforce each other. After a theoretical introduction they will be described. The empirical focus is on the European system of multi-level climate governance. The paper draws some final conclusions for policy makers.
doi:10.17169/refubium-20020 fatcat:wuqvu2agezhppjb442cflnq2ci