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What Stands in the Way Becomes the Way: Sequencing in Climate Policy to Ratchet Up Stringency Over Time

This report develops a conceptual model of policy sequencing rooted in climate economics and political science as a pathway to achieving the aspirations of the Paris climate agreement. The ideas are illustrated with examples from Germany and California.

Report by Michael Pahle, Dallas Burtraw, Christian Flachsland, Nina Kelsey, Eric Biber, Jonas Meckling, Ottmar Edenhofer, and John Zysman — June 14, 2017

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Authors

Michael Pahle

Dallas Burtraw

Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow

Christian Flachsland

Nina Kelsey

Eric Biber

Jonas Meckling

Ottmar Edenhofer

John Zysman