About INS

The International Negotiations Survey is a research program with the aim to advance interdisciplinary knowledge using questionnaire data collected at international negotiations.

The International Negotiations Survey team has conducted questionnaire studies since 2007. The database now contains around 12,000 responses from delegates to the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), partici­pants in side events, as well as side-event organ­izers. The survey, which is undertaken with the agreement of the UNFCCC Secretariat, has been on-going since the climate change negotiations in Bali 2007.

The survey measures individual preferences on a variety of topics at the negotiations, such as the role of non-state actors, leadership, the effectiveness of various solutions to tackle climate change, principles for effort sharing of commitments, and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions by developing countries. It includes a number of questions held constant over time as well as questions that vary from year to year. The dataset thereby offers unique empirical material for understanding attitudes and opinions held by the diverse participants at the international climate change negotiations.

On this website you will find links to projects that use the survey method as well as publications that analyse the questionnaire data.

The International Negotiations Survey is hosted by the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research (CSPR).