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Beyond 2015: Exploring the Future of Global Climate Governance

As part of the Indian-European Multi-level Climate Governance Research Network (IECGN), the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU University Amsterdam, is pleased to anounce the 2014 Amsterdam Conference “Beyond 2015: Exploring the Future of Globa Climate Governance”. The 2014 Amsterdam Conference will be held on 20 November 2014 at De Rode Hoed, Amsterdam.


The international community is currently not on track to meet its global climate change mitigation targets. The emissions gap between the greenhouse gas reduction pledges made by countries party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the mitigation pathway necessary to limit climate change within the range of 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels is widening. Acknowledging the need to close this ambition gap, policy makers and academics are discussing additional and alternative measures beyond the top-down, state-dominated targets and timetables approach. Referred to in the academic literature as, inter alia, transnational climate governance initiatives, international cooperative initiatives, climate clubs and networked climate governance, alternative climate governance arrangements are increasingly advocated as concrete solutions to the growing ambitions gap.

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You find most of the papers on the left hand side under downloads. It is highly recommended to read them before the conference. If you can not find the paper you are looking for, please contact us. Sorry for any inconvenience.



De Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102, 1015 CV Amsterdam.

De Rode Hoed, or the Red Hat, is located in the historical center of Amsterdam overviewing the Keizersgracht Canal.



De Rode Hoed is easily accessible from the Amsterdam Central Train Station which offers many train connections to and from the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

To travel by public transport in the Netherlands, you have to buy a so called ov-chipkaart. For more information, check here.



Please note that no participation fees will be charged. Financial support covering travel, accommodation and meals is only available for IECGN members.



Please send an e-mail before the 10th of November to iecgn.amsterdam@gmail.com stating your name and institution.


If you have a question, please send an e-mail to iecgn.amsterdam@gmail.com.