Tim Rayner

Research Fellow

Role at Tyndall

Part of the Tyndall Centre since 2006, Tim has participated in a range of European Union and national research council-funded projects, covering climate change governance and policy, particularly from EU and UK perspectives. He has published on mitigation and adaptation-related policy areas, and emerging debates over climate engineering and the potential for greenhouse gas removal. Until January 2020, he was part of the Horizon 2020-funded project, COP 21-RIPPLES (Results, Implications, Pathways and Policies for Low-Emissions European Societies), analysing the adequacy of international climate governance in the wake of the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Until 2022, he will be actively researching the factors affecting the extent to which policy in a number of key policy sectors in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany is changing in response to the need to adapt to increased impacts from climate change (as part of Adapt Lock-in), and participating as a consortium partner in the Jean Monnet Network ‘Governing the EU’s Climate and Energy Transition in Turbulent Times’ (GOVTRAN).

He acted as UK partner in the Norwegian Research Council-funded REMIX project (Revising the National Renewables Policy Mix: the Role of State Aid and other EU policies).

 

Research Interests
European and UK Climate Policy and Governance

Publications

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Oberthür, S. Hermwille, L., Rayner, T. (2021). A Sectoral Perspective on International Climate Governance: Analytical Foundation. Earth System Governance 8. Special issue: Making Global Climate Governance Fit for Paris: The Sectoral Dimensionhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.esg.2021.100104

Rayner, T. (2021). Keeping it in the ground? Global governance and fossil fuel supply reduction. Earth System Governance 8. Special issue: Making Global Climate Governance Fit for Paris: The Sectoral Dimensionhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.esg.2020.100061

Rayner T. (2021). Taking the slow route to decarbonisation? Developing climate governance for international transport. Earth System Governance 8. Special issue: Making Global Climate Governance Fit for Paris: The Sectoral Dimensionhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.esg.2021.100100

Rayner, T., Oberthur, S., Hermwille, L. (2021). A Sectoral Perspective on International Climate Governance: Key Findings and Research Priorities. Earth System Governance 8. Special issue: Making Global Climate Governance Fit for Paris: The Sectoral Dimension. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esg.2021.100105

Waller, L., Rayner, T., Chilvers, J., Gough, C., Lorenzoni, I., Jordan, A. & Vaughan, N., (2020). Contested framings of greenhouse gas removal and its feasilbility: social and political dimensionsWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. 11, 4, e649.

Schoenefeld, J. & Rayner, T., (2019), Monitoring energy policy. Handbook of Energy Governance in Europe. Knodt, M. & Kemmerzell, J. (eds.). Springer Nature

Leiren, M. D., Szulecki, K., Rayner, T. & Banet, C., (2019)  Energy security concerns versus market harmony: The Europeanisation of capacity mechanismsPolitics and Governance. 7, 1, p. 92-104 13 p.

Rayner, T., (2018)  Feeling the heat: The challenge of communicating ‘high-end’ climate changeHandbook of Climate Change Communication. Leal Filho, W., Manolas, E., Azul, A. M., Azeiteiro, U. M. & McGhie, H. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 367-383 16 p

Rayner, T. and Jordan, A. (2017). The United Kingdom: a record of leadership under threat, in R. Wurzel, J. Connelly and D. Liefferink (eds.). The European Union in International Climate Change Politics. Still Taking a Lead? London: Routledge (Chapter).

Rayner, T., Moore, B. (2016) The EU Referendum and the UK Environment: An Expert Review (Climate Policy) UEA Repository (Chapter).

Rayner, T. and Jordan, A. (2016) Climate Change Policy in the European Union. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science, August 2016, pp 1-31. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.47. http://climatescience.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.0…

Jordan, A. J., Huitema, D., Hildén, M., van Asselt, H., Rayner, T. J., Schoenefeld, J. J., Tosun, J., Forster, J., Boasson, E. L. (2015) Emergence of polycentric climate governance and its future prospects Full Text UEA Repository  (Article)

Berkhout, F., Bouwer, L. M., Bayer, J., Bouzid, M., Cabeza, M., Hanger, S., Hof, A., Hunter, P., Meller, L., Patt, A., Pfluger, B., Rayner, T., Reichardt, K., van Teeffelen, A. (2015) European policy responses to climate change: progress on mainstreaming emissions reduction and adaptation Full Text UEA Repository  (Article)

Turnpenny, J., Jordan, A., Benson, D., Rayner, T. (2015) The tools of policy formulation: an introduction. Full Text  (Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Jordan, A., Turnpenny, J., Rayner, T. (2015) The tools of policy formulation: new perspectives and new challenges Full Text UEA Repository  (Chapter)

van Asselt, H., Rayner, T., Persson, A.(2015) Climate policy integration: common sense or political project? Full Text UEA Repository  (Chapter)

Owens, S., Rayner, T. (2015) Risk, Precaution, and Governance: An Evolution of Ideas Full Text UEA Repository (Chapter)

Massey, E., D. Huitema, H. Garrelts, K. Grecksch, H. Mees, T. Rayner, S. Storbjörk, K. Termeer and M. Winges (2015). ‘Handling adaptation governance choices in Sweden, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands’, Journal of Water and Climate Change 6(1): 9-24 (article).

Rayner, T., Jordan, A. (2013) The European Union: the polycentric climate leader? Full Text UEA Repository (Article)

Russel, D., Turnpenny, J., Rayner, T. (2013) Reining in the executive? Delegation, evidence, and parliamentary influence on environmental public policy Full Text UEA Repository (Article)

Turnpenny, J., Russel, D., Rayner, T.(2013) The complexity of evidence for sustainable development policy: Analysing the boundary work of the UK parliamentary environmental audit committee Full Text UEA Repository  (Article)

Jordan, A., Rayner, T., Schroeder, H., Adger, N., Anderson, K., Bows, A., Le Quéré, C., Joshi, M., Mander, S., Vaughan, N., Whitmarsh, L. (2013) Going beyond two degrees? The risks and opportunities of alternative options Full Text UEA Repository  (Article)

Brouwer, S., Rayner, T., Huitema, D. (2013) Mainstreaming climate policy: The case of climate adaptation and the implementation of EU water policy Full Text UEA Repository (Article)

Huitema, D., Jordan, A., Massey, E., Rayner, T., Asselt, H., Haug, C., Hildingsson, R., Monni, S., Stripple, J. (2011) The evaluation of climate policy: Theory and emerging practice in Europe Full Text UEA Repository (Article)

 

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2021

Oberthuer, Sebastian; Hermwille, Lukas; Rayner, Tim

A sectoral perspective on global climate governance: Analytical foundation Journal Article

In: Earth System Governance, 8 , 2021, ISSN: 2589-8116.

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2020

Rayner, Tim

The United Kingdom: From market-led policy towards technology steering Book Chapter

In: Boasson, Elin Lerum; Leiren, Merethe Dotterud; Wettestad, Jørgen (Ed.): Comparative Renewables Policy, Routledge, United States, 2020, ISBN: 9780367187668.

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Rayner, Tim

Keeping it in the ground? Assessing global governance for fossil-fuel supply reduction Journal Article

In: Earth System Governance, 2020, ISSN: 2589-8116.

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Waller, Laurie; Rayner, Tim; Chilvers, Jason; Gough, Clair; Lorenzoni, Irene; Jordan, Andy; Vaughan, Nem

Contested framings of greenhouse gas removal and its feasibility: social and political dimensions Journal Article

In: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 11 (4), 2020, ISSN: 1757-7780.

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2015

Tosun, J; Boasson, E; Forster, J; Jordan, A; Huitema, D; Hildén, M; van Asselt, H; Rayner, T; Schoenefeld, J

Emergence of polycentric climate governance and its future prospects Journal Article

In: Nature Climate Change, 2015.

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2013

Rayner, T; Jordan, A

The European Union: The polycentric climate policy leader? Journal Article

In: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 4 , pp. 75-90, 2013, ISBN: 17577780.

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Brouwer, S; Rayner, T; Huitema, D

Mainstreaming climate policy: The case of climate adaptation and the implementation of EU water policy Journal Article

In: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 31 , pp. 134-153, 2013, ISBN: 0263774X.

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Whitmarsh, L; Vaughan, N; Quéré, C Le; Mander, S; Joshi, M; Jordan, A; Rayner, T; Schreiber, H; Adger, W N; Anderson, K; Larkin, Alice

Going beyond two degrees? The risks and opportunities of alternative options Journal Article

In: Climate Policy, 13 , pp. 751-769, 2013.

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2012

Huitema, D; A, Jordan; Rayner, T

The evaluation of climate policy: theory and emerging practice in Europe Journal Article

In: Policy Sciences (online version), 2012.

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2011

Huitema, D; A, Jordan; Massey, E; Rayner, T; van Asselt, H; Haug, C; Hildingsson, R; Monni, S; Stripple, J

The evaluation of climate policy: theory and emerging practice in Europe Journal Article

In: Policy Sciences, 44 (2), pp. 179-198, 2011.

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2010

Rayner, T; A, Jordan

Adaptation: An emerging European Union Policy? Book Chapter

In: A, Jordan; Huitema, D; van Asselt, H (Ed.): Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation?, pp. 145-166, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

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Massey, E; Huitema, D; A, Jordan; Rayner, T

Adaptation in the Water Sector: Will Mainstreaming be Sufficient? Book Chapter

In: A, Jordan; Huitema, D; van Asselt, D; Rayner, T; Berkhout, F (Ed.): Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation?, pp. 167-185, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

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Haug, C; A, Jordan

Burden Sharing: Distributing Burdens or Sharing Efforts? Book Chapter

In: A, Jordan; Huitema, D; van Asselt, H; Rayner, T; Berkhout, F (Ed.): Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation?, pp. 83-102, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

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Russel, D; Haxeltine, A; Huitema, D; M, Nillsson; Rayner, T; Hinkel, J

Climate change appraisal in the EU: Current trends and future challenges Book Chapter

In: Hulme, M; Neufeldt, H (Ed.): Making Climate Change Work for Us: European Perspectives on Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

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A, Jordan; Huitema, D; van Asselt, H; Rayner, T; Berkhout, F

Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation? Book

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

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A, Jordan; Huitema, D; van Asselt, H; Berkhout, F; Rayner, T

Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmmas of Mitigation and Adaptation? Book

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

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Neufeldt, H; Jochem, E; Hinkel, J; Huitema, D; Massey, E; Watkiss, P; Rayner, T; Hof, A; Lonsdale, K

Climate policy and inter-linkages between adaptation and mitigation Book Chapter

In: Hulme, M; Neufeldt, H (Ed.): Making Climate Change Work for Us: European Perspectives on Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies, Chapter 1, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

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A, Jordan; Huitema, D; van Asselt, H; Rayner, T

The Evolution of Climate Change Policy in the EU: A synthesis Book Chapter

In: A, Jordan; Huitema, D; van Asselt, H; Rayner, T; Berkhout, F (Ed.): Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation?, pp. 186-210, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

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A, Jordan; Rayner, T

The Evolution of Climate Change Policy in the EU: An Historical Overview Book Chapter

In: A, Jordan; Huitema, D; van Asselt, H (Ed.): Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation?, pp. 52-80, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

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Berkhout, F; Haug, C; Hildingsson, R; Stripple, J; A, Jordan

Exploring the Future: The Role of Scenarios and Policy Exercises Book Chapter

In: A, Jordan; Huitema, D; van Asselt, H; Rayner, T; Berkhout, F (Ed.): Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation?, pp. 213-228, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

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Stripple, J; Rayner, T; Hildingsson, R; A, Jordan; Haug, C

Governance Choices and Dilemmas in a Warmer World Book Chapter

In: A, Jordan; Huitema, D; van Asselt, H; Rayner, T; Berkhout, F (Ed.): Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation?, pp. 229-250, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

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A, Jordan; Huitema, D; Rayner, T; van Asselt, H

Governing the EU: Policy Choices and Governance Dilemmas Book Chapter

In: A, Jordan; Huitema, D; van Asselt, H (Ed.): Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation, pp. 29-51, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

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Berkhout, F; Haug, C; Rayner, T; van Asselt, H; Hildingsson, R; Huitema, D; A, Jordan; Monni, S; Stripple, J

How do climate policies work? Dilemmas in European climate governance Book Chapter

In: Hulme, M; Neufeldt, H (Ed.): Making Climate Change Work for Us: European Perspectives on Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies, Chapter 6, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

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Haug, C; Rayner, T; A, Jordan; et al,

Navigating the Dilemmas of Climate Policy in Europe :evidence from policy evaluation studies. Journal Article

In: Climatic Change, 101 (3-4), 2010.

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Hildingsson, R; Stripple, J; A, Jordan

Renewable Energies: A Continuing Balancing Act? Book Chapter

In: A, Jordan; Huitema, D; van Asselt, H; Rayner, T; Berkhout, F (Ed.): Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation?, pp. 103-124, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

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Rayner, T; A, Jordan

The United Kingdom: A Paradoxical Leader? Book Chapter

In: Wurzel, RKW; Connelly, J (Ed.): The European Union as a Leader in International Climate Change Politics, pp. 95-111, Routledge, London, 2010.

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2009

Haug, C; Rayner, T; Huitema, D; Hildingsson, R; A, Jordan; Massey, E; Monni, S; Stripple, J; van Asselt, H

Navigating the dilemmas of European Climate Policy. Evidence from Policy Evaluation Studies Journal Article

In: Climatic Change, 2009.

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2008

Rayner, T; Russel, D; Lorenzoni, I

Ittextquoterights demand stupid: the failure and future of integrating climate change concerns into UK transport policy Journal Article

In: British Politics, 3 , pp. 373-389, 2008.

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2007

Rayner, T; Okereke, C

The Politics of Climate Change Book Chapter

In: Okereke, C (Ed.): The Politics of the Environment: A Survey, Routledge, London, 2007.

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Tim Rayner

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Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research ZICER, School of Environmental Sciences University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ United Kingdom

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