Romain Weikmans & Aarti Gupta (2021, April)
We generate a first systematic overview here of the nature and extent of country engagement with and adherence to UNFCCC transparency requirements. Drawing on extensive primary documents, including national reports and technical expert assessments of these reports, we generate ‘Transparency Adherence Indices’ for developed and developing country Parties to the UNFCCC.
Aarti Gupta, Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, Nila Kamil, Amy Ching & Nadia Bernaz (2021, January)
Securing accountability of states for their climate actions is a continuing challenge within multilateral climate politics. This article analyses how novel, face-to-face, account-giving processes for developing countries, referred to as ‘Facilitative Sharing of Views’, are functioning within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and what these processes help to shed light on.
Related publications on transparency from TRANSGOV members
Below are selected publications by TRANSGOV team members prior to the start of the project. These publications provide context for our work and outline research gaps that we seek to fill.
Angel Hsu, Amy Weinfurter, Jeffrey Tong & Yihao Xie (2020). Black and Smelly Waters: how citizen-generated transparency is addressing gaps in China’s environmental management. Environmental Policy and Planning 22(1), 138–153.
Erika Romijn, Veronique De Sy, Martin Herold, Hannes Böttcher, Rosa Maria Roman Cuesta, Steffen Fritz, Dmitry Schepaschenko, Valerio Avitabile, David Gaveau, Louis Verchot, Christopher Martius (2018). Independent data for transparent monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions from the land use sector – What do stakeholders think and need? Environmental Science and Policy 85, 101–112.
Sarah Carter, Bas Arts, Ken E. Giller, Cinthia Soto Golcher, Kasper Kok,
Jessica de Koning, Meine van Noordwijk, Pytrik Reidsma, Mariana C. Rufino, Giulia Salvini, Louis Verchot, Eva Wollenberg & Martin Herold (2018). Climate-smart land use requires local solutions, transdisciplinary research, policy coherence and transparency. Carbon Management 9(3), 291–301.
Veronique De Sy, Martin Herold, Maria Brockhaus, Monica Di Gregorio & Robert M. Ochieng (2018). Information and policy change: Data on drivers can drive change – if used wisely. In Arild Angelsen, Christopher Martius, Veronique De Sy, Amy E. Duchelle, Anne M. Larson and Pham Thu Thuy, eds. Transforming REDD+: Lessons and new directions. p. 55–66. Bogor, Indonesia: CIFOR
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