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. 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.