Achieving international cooperation to address climate change is difficult, because there are significant free-rider incentives. Game theory, which analyses the mathematics of strategic behaviour, can help us obtain a better understanding of how the incentive to free-ride works, and identify the potential barriers to cooperation. Game Theory can also help us understand the behaviour of countries during international climate change negotiations.

Relevant areas of game theory include:

Some slides for a talk on climate change and game theory that was presented at the University of Copenhagen are here.

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