policy: Climate change

How does the role of lithium in the emerging energy regime challenge or reproduce unequal relations between producer and consumer regions, and can it pave the way for a sustainable and just energy transition?
Which political and economic drivers can explain country differences in climate ambition between NDCs and recovery packages, and how correlated they are?
What are the most important barriers to low-cost green technology diffusion across developing countries?
To which degree and under which conditions do countries translate their international commitments regarding CC mitigation into their domestic policies (i.e. policy objectives and instruments)?
Which types of intertemporal cost distributions are likely to find majority support in industrialised emitter countries?
How does rural-to-urban migration generated by climate change affect urbanization? What are the economic and political settings that contribute to or impede the emergence of political violence and conflicts?
What are the generalised, large scale factors of the environment-migration relationship and to what extent is it conditional on various individual, socio-economic, and political factors?
Which types of international environmental cooperation are likely to have long-term prospects in democracies and which will not?