Intergovernmental relations have a significant role in explaining climate change policy positions within multilevel states as this policy area is often characterised by a significant degree of overlapping or division in domestic authority. My project seeks to explain how intergovernmental relations effects climate change policy in multilevel states through a cross-national comparative mixed-methods case study. The methodology includes a concurrent triangulation of semi-structured interviews, policy documents, survey data and official statistics.
This project will contribute towards the literature of Comparative Federalism by applying analysis across different constitutional contexts and examining the explanatory significance of constitutional characteristics for intergovernmental relations on climate change. The empirical findings will also be used to provide policy recommendations for improving the institutional provisions for intergovernmental cooperation on climate change mitigation and adaptation policies.