Sequencing to ratchet up climate policy stringency

  title={Sequencing to ratchet up climate policy stringency},
  author={Michael Pahle and Dallas Burtraw and Christian Flachsland and Nina Kelsey and Eric Biber and Jonas Meckling and Ottmar Edenhofer and John Zysman},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
The Paris Agreement formulates the goal of GHG neutrality in the second half of this century. Given that Nationally Determined Contributions are as yet insufficient, the question is through which policies can this goal be realized? Identifying policy pathways to ratchet up stringency is instrumental, but little guidance is available. We propose a policy sequencing framework and substantiate it using the cases of Germany and California. Its core elements are policy options to overcome barriers… 

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