Have you thought about the various roles experimentation can have in governance? We have 🙂 In our latest article, written together with Senja Laakso and Mikko Annala, we suggest that the potential functions and uses of experiments can be fruitfully grouped into four different categories. The essence of experimenting is to 1) test new things. At the same time, experimentation can also be about 2) creating profound influence, about 3) multiplying influence and about 4) promoting systemic change. The article is based on a meta-study of 25 articles of experimental climate governance and it is part of the Journal of Cleaner Production special issue on Experimentation for climate change solutions.