Marlene Kammerer, University of Bern, Switzerland and Anna Kukkonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
The 2019 Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks (COMPON, compon.org) workshop gathers junior and senior researchers from different countries. The purpose is to deliberate methodologies, data collection, future research collaborations, and the future development of the common COMPON project (www.compon.org) which is currently spanning >20 countries.
The main objective of this project is to strengthen collaboration between COMPON researchers and to evolve the COMPON project. The COMPON project is an international project that exists since 2007 and its focus lies on investigating and comparing the different national social and policy responses to mitigate climate change.
The first objective of this workshop includes updates on each country teams’ work progress, exchange of ideas, and best practices in the analysis of climate policy networks, and planning for new collaborations between COMPON researchers. The second objective includes identifying strengths and weaknesses in the project, such as in methodologies and data collection practices, and planning for the future, such as how to raise awareness about the COMPON project and expand it to include new countries. The third objective is to coordinate new data collection rounds planned in the next couple of years in particular by the Swiss, Finish, and Japanese COMPON teams to ensure that the collected data will be comparable across countries. The fourth objective is to get to know new and interested junior and senior researches (PhDs/early Postdocs/ Senior researches) from around the world, working with climate policy networks and to evaluate potential collaborations.
The call for papers to the COMPON workshop has been closed on 15th July 2019.