May, 12th – 13th 2017
Esther Meyer and Gregor Schmieg presented a topic which is concerned with interconnections between the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement, exploring the role of state, non-state and subnational actors.
Norms regarding the pace of transformative change can be attributed to the individual or subnational entities (micro level), the nation-state or society (meso level), or the international community (macro level). All levels are being addressed in the current global sustainability discourses. Different normative sets and expectations towards the roles of entities may even be conflicting. The level of nation-states and societies is crucial for sustainable development as this is where normative sets from the macro and the micro level have to be reconciled.