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An Experimental Investigation into ‘Pledge and Review’ in Climate Negotiations

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Dannenberg, Astrid (University of Kassel, Germany)
Publication Date
2016
Contributor
  • Dannenberg, Astrid (University of Kassel) (Researcher)
  • Barrett, Scott (Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs & Earth Institute) (Researcher)
  • Haita-Falah, Corina (University of Kassel) (Contact Person)
  • Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies research community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change; Princeton University (Sponsor)
Funding Reference
  • European Union (EU) Horizon 2020 program, action ERC-2014-STG, Project HUCO, grant number 636746; European Research Council
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Natural Environment, Nature
Description
  • Abstract

    A novelty of the new Paris Agreement is the inclusion of a process for assessment and review of countries’ nationally determined pledges and contributions. The intent is to reveal whether similar countries are making comparable pledges, whether the totality of such pledges will achieve the global goal, and whether, over the coming years, the contributions actually made by countries will equal or exceed their pledges. The intent is also to provide an opportunity for countries to express their approval, or disapproval, of the pledges and contributions made by individual countries. Here we report the results of a lab experiment on the effects of such a process in a game in which players choose a group target, declare their individual pledges, and then make voluntary contributions to supply a public good. Our results show that a review process is more likely to affect targets and pledges than actual contributions. Even when a review process increases average contributions, the effect is relatively small. As the window for achieving the 2 °C goal will close soon, our results suggest that, rather than merely implement the Paris Agreement, negotiators should begin now to develop complementary approaches to limiting emissions, including the adoption of agreements that are designed differently than the one adopted in Paris.
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany / DE
Sampled Universe

undergraduate students recruited from the general student population of Magdeburg University, Germany

Sampling

Random Selection

Collection Mode
  • Laboratory experiment
Data and File Information
    • File Name: Data_for_Climatic_Change_paper.xlsx
      File Format: application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
      File Size: 36197
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      Method Fingerprint: MD5
    • File Name: Data_for_Climatic_Change_paper.xlsx
      File Format: application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet
      File Size: 36197
      Data Fingerprint: a3e8c997ed87ddce973d2e91e7240b25
      Method Fingerprint: MD5
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Publications
  • An Experimental Investigation into ‘Pledge and Review’ in Climate Negotiations

    • ID: 10.1007/s10584-016-1711-4 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-10-01 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2016-07-15

Dannenberg, Astrid (2016): An Experimental Investigation into ‘Pledge and Review’ in Climate Negotiations. Version: 1. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.7802/1282