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A qualitative content analysis : nudging in the Paris agreement

Hermansone, B. (2022) A qualitative content analysis : nudging in the Paris agreement.

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Abstract:Six years have gone by since the Paris Agreement entered into force, but the established climate change targets are nowhere near being met and the world is experiencing climate threats more dangerous than ever. While the world waits for more aggressive command and control policies in combating the global rising temperatures, this research explores how nudging as a policy tool is used throughout Paris Agreement related documents. The aim of this research was to investigate in what ways are the Parties under the Paris Agreement are nudged towards a behavior change of carbon emission reduction, what are the typical nudging strategies used by the choice architects and how is the choice environment designed. The results of this analysis suggest that the nudging strategy throughout these documents is done in a cyclic manner. To a higher or lesser degree, this cycle involves the use of social norms; provision of information; changes to default option and changes to the physical environment. It was found that all these nudging tools are interrelated in the context of the analyzed documents.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
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