As a complement to the discussion of the framings of climate change in the ACIA reports, this section discusses the role of international governance arrangements and actor networks. It is an attempt to analyze more in depth when and how they might be important in shaping the knowledge base used in the assessment and thus some potential mechanisms for how the policy contexts influence knowledge production.
A number of governance arrangements and organizations appear with specific references in the ACIA reports. They include the Arctic Council and its working groups, organizations involved in global knowledge production on climate (i.e. IPCC and WMO), the policy-oriented cooperation under the umbrella of the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol, as well as some international scientific collaborations that played key roles in creating a knowledge base for the ACIA.
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