Intermediating climate change: conclusions and new research directions

Jale Tosun, Paul Tobin, Fay Farstad

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The urgency and threats of climate change have elevated the issue to a prominent – albeit often contested – position within the policy process. Resultantly, climate politics and climate change governance have received enhanced attention in both the academic literature and in real-life discourse. Yet, except regarding certain empirical contexts, there has been a lack of conceptualisation or analysis of intermediating actors in climate politics – what we term ‘climate intermediaries’ – that bridge between different types of actors and different levels of governance. This Special Issue sought to reduce this research gap by analysing the strategies, interactions, and impacts in the policy process of these ‘go-betweens’, across three continents. In this concluding article, we take stock of the insights provided by the individual contributions and offer answers to the three research questions that guide the Special Issue. In addition, we provide some suggestions for future research avenues and concluding reflections.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPolicy Studies
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 24 Feb 2023


  • climate change
  • governance
  • intermediaries
  • policy process
  • transformation


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