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Europe and Global Public Policy 2 - Energy and Environment

WP5 is coordinated by Prof. N. Graeger.

In order to decrease its dependence on other countries for its energy supply and be at the forefront of efforts to combat climate change, the EU has embarked on an ambitious energy transition. While the EU and its member states have developed new and innovative governance mechanisms to tackle common challenges and produce integration, a number of challenges lie ahead for efforts to achieve the goal of energy security. How do global political and economic dynamics, such as the rise of China, impact on European energy and climate governance? What about developments in Russia and its effects on EU energy security? And where does the EU stand on environmental governance? Can the EU's "networked" governance approach be a basis for increased EU influence on energy and climate governance at the global level? GR: EEN work package five (WP5) seeks to answer these sets of questions through empirical analyses using a modular theoretical framework developed jointly with the work in WP1 and other thematic work packages, notably those on economic and security governance. Coordinated by the Centre for Global Governance at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), the WP5 features scholars from Central European University, Beijing University, FRIDE, ISPI, University of Western Australia and University of Warwick.

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