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Technology as a driver of climate and energy politics

Technological innovation, often induced by national and subnational policies, can be a key driver of global climate and energy policy ambition and action. A better understanding of the technology–politics feedback link can help to further increase ambitions.

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Figure 1: The interplay of politics, policy, technological change and climate change.

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We gratefully acknowledge financial support by the Swiss National Science Foundation (project number PYAPP1_166905).

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Schmidt, T., Sewerin, S. Technology as a driver of climate and energy politics. Nat Energy 2, 17084 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2017.84

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