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Environment and climate change

Transatlantic relations and environmental and climate change politics
This group focuses on long-term trends in global environmental politics and policy adjustments made by the US and the EU. The aim is to assess whether in the field of international environmental and climate change politics the transatlantic relationship is a) drifting apart b) a functional partnership or c) an enduring partnership.

May 032013
 

Tansworld Paper No.24 by Bernice Lee and Diarmuid Torney Much has been written on the conflicting range of domestic interests that have driven the politics of climate change in the US, and on the potential implications of the US shale gas revolution for US energy and climate outlook. Less analysed is the long term impact [...]

May 032013
 

Transworld Paper No.23 by Helena Schulzov√° The United States has since 2008 managed to decrease its greenhouse gas emissions, due to the combined effects of an increased use of shale gas, the economic downturn and subsequent slow recovery, and stimulus investments in the energy sector. Climate change-related topics, however, have become increasingly politicized, with Congress [...]

Apr 242013
 

Transworld Paper No.22 by Annalisa Savaresi This paper investigates the climate regime as a case study to assess the engagement of non-state actors from across the Atlantic with the global environmental system. After a short introduction on the role of non-state actors in environmental governance, the paper analyses concrete instances where these actors have engaged [...]

Apr 242013
 

Transworld Paper No.21 by Emanuela Orlando In the course of the past four decades, since the adoption of the First Environmental Programme in 1973, EU environmental policy and legislation have expanded dramatically, and gradually become one of the main EU areas of intervention. While such expansion has not been always unproblematic, EU environmental policy represents [...]