Thematic Programs

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Climate change is a global phenomenon that has uniquely influenced states in the 21st century. Climate Change encompasses global warming and its consequences driven by human impacts and large-scale shifts in weather patterns.

Climate change is considered to be one of the most important scientific, political, and policy challenges confronting governments. Globally, many federations and their federal entities have considerable jurisdiction over policy areas that directly impact on the capacity and feasibility of policy outcomes concerning climate change. The Forum continues to conduct comparative research and programs on climate change and federal governance, investigating key questions such as: What potential policy impact do federal systems have in climate change governance? How have federal entities dealt with the major policy issue? Are federal partners better positioned to address the complex political and policy issues of climate change? Are governments within federations hindered by federal arrangements?

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