Article, Jacobin The Sunrise Movement deserves enormous credit for putting the Green New Deal on the national political agenda. But the organization seems to have hit a wall as of late. It may be time for Sunrise to pursue a new
Jonas Meckling received the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Best Paper on Public Policy Award, along with his co-author Jonas Nahm from Johns Hopkins University. The paper, “Strategic State Capacity: How States Counter Opposition to Climate Policy,” discusses the ability
Scholars have long understood the American states as “laboratories of democracy,” exploring how mechanisms of learning and competition lead to the diffusion of successful state policy experiments across the federal system.
We introduce the notion of strategic state capacity to explain why countries with similar levels of bureaucratic capacity vary in climate policy goal attainment.
Negative emission strategies are central to avoiding catastrophic climate change. Engineered solutions such as direct air capture are far from cost-competitive. As past low-carbon technology transitions suggest, this calls for policy and political strategies beyond carbon pricing.
Jane Flegal, an alumna of the Energy and Environment Policy Lab, has been appointed to join the White House Council on Environmental Quality as the senior director for industrial emissions. Congratulations, Jane!
We develop a theory of creative learning in international organizations (IOs) which posits that IO officials respond to new problems and state practices by creating novel concepts and policy ideas.
Brian finished his PhD this summer and moved on to a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. Way to go, Brian!
From carbon pricing to green industrial policy, economic ideas have shaped climate policy.
ERG PhD Student Taryn Fransen has recently testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science on the UNEP Emissions Gap Report.