publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Mass support for global climate agreements depends on institutional design

Michael M. Bechtel; Kenneth Scheve;
Open Access
  • Published: 25 Jul 2013
  • Publisher: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Effective climate mitigation requires international cooperation, and these global efforts need broad public support to be sustainable over the long run. We provide estimates of public support for different types of climate agreements in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Using data from a large-scale experimental survey, we explore how three key dimensions of global climate cooperation—costs and distribution, participation, and enforcement—affect individuals’ willingness to support these international efforts. We find that design features have significant effects on public support. Specifically, our results indicate that support is highe...
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free text keywords: Social Sciences, Multidisciplinary, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Public economics, Institutional design, Climate change, International relations, Global warming, Political science, Global climate, Public opinion, The Internet, Norm of reciprocity
Funded by
SNSF| The Comparative Politics of Natural Disasters
  • Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Project Code: PP00P1_139035
  • Funding stream: Careers | SNSF Professorships
Energy Research
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