INOGOV is pleased to announce the opening of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Polycentric Climate Change Governance.

This MOOC has been developed based directly on the INOGOV Open Access Cambridge University Press book: “Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action?” (Edited by Andrew Jordan, Dave Huitema, Harro van Asselt and Johanna Forster).

The MOOC provides an outstanding opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of key ideas and topics covered in the book, and comprises a novel dissemination mechanism for mobilising key insights and lessons from the INOGOV Action overall.

The MOOC will be open to anyone wishing to develop their knowledge of the emerging ‘polycentric’ global climate governance landscape or update their knowledge in line with cutting-edge academic insights. It is being delivered in several forms to meet the specific needs of researchers, university teachers, policymakers, and practitioners:

  1. A short version (approx. 5-8 hours duration) that provides an introduction and overview of key concepts for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners. This is available without registration to begin anytime, here.
  2. A full version (approx. 40-50 hours duration) that provides a comprehensive learning experience for researchers and policymakers wishing to gain in-depth knowledge. This course will begin on 3 September 2018 and run for 8 weeks. Registrations will open in the last two weeks of August.
  3. As a package of teaching resources available to university teachers or professional educators/trainers for use in courses. These resources are highly modular to enable you to extract the most relevant sections for your teaching/training. They cover cutting-edge topics including: Introduction to Polycentric Governance, Actors and Domains (international, national, transnational, cities), Processes (policy change, linkages, learning), and Key Challenges (justice, legitimacy and accountability, carbon trade, decarbonisation, technology transfer, adaptation). These materials are available now by contacting us on the email address below.

To find out more information, register for the full course, or obtain a copy of the teaching resources, please contact the Course Coordinators at:

We also have a new video clip animation which introduces the idea of polycentric governance and the forthcoming MOOC. Please take a look and share it with your colleagues!