29 November 2021

Co-production in local climate politics

A new policy brief has been published by Dr Ryan Bellinson examining how the concept of co-production can be used as an approach to promote participative urban climate policy development.

An illustration of a city

This policy brief draws on his recent PhD research that was supervised by Urban Institute Director Professor Beth Perry and Co-Director Dr Aidan While.

Cities are becoming increasingly concerned with reducing their enormous impact on the climate crisis. However, climate policies affect urban communities and interests differently, leading these decision-making processes to be contentious and often perceived as politically risky. This policy brief provides insights on how co-production may support a form of public participation that can help negotiate around political tensions but also raises some of the challenges local governments face when attempting to adopt co-productive decision-making approaches.

Co-production in local climate politics_Policy Brief 08.11.21