Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person van Asselt, Harro
Organisation University of Eastern Finland
Project title
Transformative Transparency? Assessing the Effects of Reporting and Review in the International Climate Change Regime (TRANSCLIM
Decision No. 333126
Decision date 28.05.2020
Funding period 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2024
Funding 280 000
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Project description
Transparency, in the form of reporting by states and the review of reports by international bodies, can strengthen accountability and effectiveness in global governance. However, theoretical assumptions on the effects of reporting and review are yet to be tested for one of the most pressing challenges of our age: climate change. TRANSCLIM, a joint project by UEF Law School and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, offers multidisciplinary perspectives on the effects of transparency arrangements in the international climate regime. Combining legal analysis with political science research and country studies, the project explores the different effects of reporting and review for various actors, including states, non-state actors, and international organisations. By doing so, the project contributes to transparency studies as well as the implementation of the transparency framework of the Paris Agreement on climate change.