How can local leaders negotiate more effectively to manage the impacts of climate change?

February 7, 2017

Negotiation analysis of climate change-related issues traditionally focuses on ways of resolving specific environmental crises or multiparty diplomacy as it relates to international climate agreements. In their recently published article, Mark Williams, Alex Green, and EPP DUSP PhD candidate, Ella Kim, examine how municipal leaders are increasingly negotiating to implement new policies for managing and adapting to the increasing impacts of climate change. Looking at Houston, Texas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, they identify the methods used during such negotiations and assess their effectiveness in producing the desired results. In addition, they map the barriers leadership must overcome to achieve long lasting agreements. To read the full article, "Municipal Leadership of Climate Adaptation Negotiations: Effective Tools and Strategies in Houston and Fort Lauderdale” in the current issue of Negotiation Journal, please click here.