How can countries mitigate domestic barriers to pro-climate reform and enable a shift from the current status quo? Uncertainty around who will win and who will lose from pro-climate reform can undermine voter support for new policies. Any reform will inevitably benefit some groups more than others. When the voters are uncertain about how they will fare under the new reform, they will prefer the status quo. Before reforms are proposed, a willing coalition of voters needs to be mobilised to mitigate the key constraints that prevent the transition to pro-climate reforms.
Research from the Lower and Middle Income Countries Research Network analyses barriers that create uncertainty about the identities of winners and losers and pinpoints mechanisms to create pro-climate coalitions.