Coherence and equity in a post-Paris climate governance landscape: a research and action agenda

Semi-Plenary Session

Nairobi, 08.12.2016


German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

With the Paris Agreement coming into force, the landscape of global climate governance is set to change. This raises a number of questions: How should climate governance retain coherence at multiple levels and across different sectors? What institutions, procedures and policies are required to ensure delivery 'on the ground' and to increase ambition? Moreover, global climate governance also needs to be responsive to sustainable development needs. A crucial question therefore is whether and how climate governance can produce fair and equitable outcomes.

The Earth System Governance project has typically been dedicated to provide applicable solutions to this kind of questions. The semi-plenary focused on the post-Paris climate governance landscape, in particular to consider equity and coherence in the context of the wider 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition to the primarily normative question how an equitable and coherent climate governance architecture should look like, the aim of the semi-plenary was also to identify research priorities to advance understandings of coherence across a wider sustainable development agenda at all levels and between multilateral and transnational cooperation.


  • Clara Brandi, Klimalog-Project, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn, Germany


  • Sander Chan, Klimalog-Project, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn, Germany
  • Cosmas M. O. Ochieng, Director, African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi, Kenya (tbc)
  • Maria H. Ivanova, Director, Center for Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA

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Datum / Uhr
08.12.2016 / 11:30 - 13:30


University of Nairobi
CAVS, 844 Auditorium
Nairobi, Kenya

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