Welcome to Climate Politics! My name is Johannes Urpelainen. I am Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. In this blog, I focus on climate and energy politics.

Why start a new blog? International climate governance is in turmoil, because multilateral negotiations have consistently failed to produce an effective agreement with broad participation. New ideas and approaches are important to avoid a failure to cooperate on the most important security problem that we currently face. I hope that this blog can contribute to the debate.