Project Description: 

Since the 2021 United Nations climate change negotiations in Glasgow, the number of sector-specific intergovernmental and transnational cooperative initiatives on climate change has skyrocketed. These point to the emergence of new climate governance mechanisms at the level of global sectors. These cooperative initiatives pool buyer demand for new clean energy technologies such as sustainable aviation fuels, create standards to facilitate market transactions, or set sector-wide emission reduction goals. This project aims to map and understand the set of sectoral governance mechanisms for major emitting sectors, including aviation and shipping.

Undergraduate's Role: 

Students will collect data from a wide range of sources to support one or more of the following research efforts:

  • Mapping key features of diverse sectoral cooperative initiatives from a wide range of sectors
  • Developing detailed case studies on the global climate governance of one or two key sectors, such as aviation and/or shipping

Work can be done remotely, with possibility of on-campus meetings depending on student's location.

Undergraduate's Qualifications: 

We seek students who have some familiarity with climate change mitigation and clean energy, capable of reviewing a wide range of source documents and aggregating data from them in a consistent and detailed manner. Prior training in public policy, political science, or social sciences, as well as experience compiling and managing large spreadsheets (e.g., in Excel or Google Sheets) is helpful. In your application, please highlight your relevant coursework and experience.

To be negotiated