The Role of Sub-state and Non-state Actors in International Climate Processes
30. November 2018
Across nearly every realm of world politics, actors other than nation states – including cities, state and regional governments, businesses, the financial sector, civil society groups and others – are playing a larger role in international governance. This trend has advanced perhaps most in the realm of global climate change. The Paris Climate Conference in 2015 proved to be a major inflection point around which the growing ‘groundswell’ of climate action became both an official part of the climate regime and an important element of the political dynamics surrounding it.