The Impact of Climate Summits on National Policymaking – A Longitudinal Discourse Analysis of Swiss Climate Policy

Kammerer, Marlene; Ingold, Karin (6 September 2019). The Impact of Climate Summits on National Policymaking – A Longitudinal Discourse Analysis of Swiss Climate Policy (Unpublished). In: 13th General Conference of ECPR. Breslau (Poland). 04.09.-07.09.2019.

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The purpose of this article is to investigate how vulnerable the national climate policy discourse is towards international negotiations, and their respective success and failure. We take the Swiss climate policy discourse and study it over two decades. We are thereby able to investigate the impact of two successful international climate conferences, Kyoto (1997) and Bali (2007) and an unsuccessful event Copenhagen (2009) on the framing of the national discourse. We are particularly interested in the policy targets (e.g. CO2 emission reductions) and policy instruments (e.g., CO2 tax, voluntary measured) that are preferred by key actors of the national climate policy and reported by media. We expect that while the summits in 1997 and 2007 increased the climate protection enthusiasm at national scale, the failure of the climate conference in Copenhagen in 2009 reduced this “climate enthusiasm”. As a result, less effective policies to address climate change were discussed in the discourse. To investigate the discourse we rely on the Discourse Network Analyzer (DNA) and systematically attribute policy preferences and climate-relevant statements to key actors in the policy discourse.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)

UniBE Contributor:

Kammerer, Marlene and Ingold, Karin Mirjam

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jack Kessel Baker

Date Deposited:

24 Apr 2020 17:42

Last Modified:

24 Apr 2020 17:42

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/141630

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