Organized by Prof. Miranda Schreurs
Considering the importance of climate change, it is crucial to understand the policies and measures being introduced by different major political actors. This workshop proposes to examine climate and environmental policy making across China, the European Union, Russia, Canada and Israel. Combined, these blocks are responsible for close to half of global carbon dioxide emissions. Therefore, understanding their climate policies both at the national and the sub-national levels are extremely important. This also requires an understanding of the broader developments related to the introduction of ecological modernization/ecological civilization and green transformation concepts. It is also critical to consider the potential for cooperation among and between these countries. The workshop intends to focus on these questions.
It is the aim of this workshop to strengthen networking between the strategic partners of the University Alliance for Sustainability and to possibly work out common research projects. Bringing together the different perspectives on climate governance will allow us to identify effective levers for climate protection beyond international climate politics.