Biography

Since arriving at UEA in 2006, I have worked on EU-funded research projects examining European Union climate change politics and policy. Among these has been Responses (www.responsesproject.eu), 2010-13, which focused on how climate concerns can be integrated, or ‘mainstreamed’, into a range of EU policy sectors, and the ADAM project (2006-9). I maintain an interest in the politics of expert advice, policy appraisal and evaluation, which I developed through my past research on the role and influence of the UK’s Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, on policy change in the UK transport sector (for my PhD), and on the role of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee. 

Additional Contacts

Fax: +44 (0)1603 591327

All Publications

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Rayner, T., Jordan, A.

(2017)

The United Kingdom: A Record of Leadership under Threat

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Rayner, T., Moore, B.

(2016)

The EU Referendum and the UK Environment: An Expert Review (Climate Policy)

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Rayner, T., Jordan, A.

(2016)

Climate Change Policy in the European Union

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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

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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

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Turnpenny, J., Jordan, A., Benson, D., Rayner, T.

(2015)

The tools of policy formulation: an introduction

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Jordan, A., Turnpenny, J., Rayner, T.

(2015)

The tools of policy formulation: new perspectives and new challenges

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van Asselt, H., Rayner, T., Persson, A.

(2015)

Climate policy integration: common sense or political project?

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Owens, S., Rayner, T.

(2015)

Risk, Precaution, and Governance: An Evolution of Ideas

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Rayner, T., Minns, A.

(2015)

The challenge of communicating unwelcome climate messages

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Rayner, T., Jordan, A.

(2013)

The European Union: the polycentric climate leader?

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Russel, D., Turnpenny, J., Rayner, T.

(2013)

Reining in the executive? Delegation, evidence, and parliamentary influence on environmental public policy

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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

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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

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Brouwer, S., Rayner, T., Huitema, D.

(2013)

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

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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

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Turnpenny, J., Jordan, A., Rayner, T., Russel, D.

(2011)

Written evidence submitted by Dr J Turnpenny, Professor Andrew Jordan and Dr Tim Rayner, University of East Anglia; and Dr Duncan Russel, University of Exeter

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Adger, W., Rayner, T.

(2010)

Oral evidence and written memorandum by the Tyndall Centre

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Haug, C., Rayner, T., Jordan, A.

(2010)

Navigating the dilemmas of climate policy in Europe: evidence from policy evaluation studies

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

(2010)

Governing the EU: Policy choices and governance dilemmas

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Key Research Interests

European Union climate policy and governance; policy appraisal and evaluation and their roles in the policy process.

Significant Publications

Jordan, A., D. Huitema, M. Hilden, T. Rayner, H. van Asselt, E. Boasson, J. Forster, J. Schoenefeld and J. Tosun (2015). ‘The emergence of a ‘new’ climate governance and its future prospects’, Nature Climate Change. Published Online: http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v5/n11/full/nclimate2725.html

Hilden, M., A. Jordan and T. Rayner (2014). ‘Climate policy innovation: developing an evaluation perspective’, Environmental Politics, 23(5): 884-905.

Jordan, A., T. Rayner et al. (2013). ‘Going beyond two degrees? The risks and opportunities of alternative options’, Climate Policy 13(6): 751-769.

Rayner, T. and A. Jordan (2013). ‘The European Union: the polycentric climate policy leader?’, WIRES Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 4(2): 75-90.

Brouwer, S., T. Rayner and D. Huitema (2013). ‘Mainstreaming climate policy: the case of climate adaptation and the implementation of EU water policy’, Environment and Planning (C) 31: 134 – 153.

Jordan, A. J., van Asselt, H., Berkhout, F., Huitema, D. and Rayner, T. (2012) ‘Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Understanding the Paradoxes of Multi-level Governing’, Global Environmental Politics, 12(2): 43-66.

Huitema, D. A. Jordan, E. Massey, T. Rayner, H. van Asselt, C. Haug, R. Hildingsson, S. Monni, J. Stripple (2011). ‘The evaluation of climate policy: theory and emerging practice in Europe’, Policy Sciences 44 (2): 179-198 (Winner of 26th Annual Harold Lasswell Prize (2011) for best article in the journal Policy Sciences).

Rayner, T. and Jordan, A. 2010. The United Kingdom: a paradoxical leader. In: Wurzel, R. and Connelly, S. (eds). The European Union as a Leader in International Climate Change Politics. Routledge, London.

Jordan, A.J., Huitema, D., van Asselt, H.,  Rayner, T. and Berkhout, F. (eds) 2010. Climate Change Policy in the European Union: Confronting the Dilemmas of Mitigation and Adaptation? Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521196123

Haug, C., Rayner, T., Huitema, D., Hildingsson, R., Jordan, A., Massey, E., Monni, S., Stripple, J. and van Asselt, H. 2010. Navigating the dilemmas of European climate policy. Evidence from policy evaluation studies. Climatic Change 101(3), 427-445. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-009-9682-3.

Rayner, T., Russel, D. and Lorenzoni, I. 2008. 'It's demand, stupid’: the failure and future of integrating climate change concerns into UK transport policy. British Politics 3, 373-389.

Owens, S, Rayner, T. and Bina, O. 2004. New agendas for appraisal: reflections on theory, practice, and research. Environment and Planning A 36(11), 1943-1959. DOI: 10.1068/a36281.

Rayner, T. 2004. Sustainability and transport appraisal: The case of the access to Hastings Multi-Modal Study.Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 6(4), 465-491. DOI: 10.1142/S146433320400181X.

Bulkeley, H. and Rayner, T. 2003. New realism and local realities: Local transport planning in Leicester and Cambridgeshire. Urban Studies 40(1),35-55. DOI: 10.1080/0042098032000035518

Owens, S. and Rayner, T. 1999. When knowledge matters: the role and influence of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 1(1), 7-24.