CLIMENGO Workshop (1-2 September 2016)

On the 1st and 2nd of September a CLIMENGO workshop will take place at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU Amsterdam. CLIMENGO members will meet to discuss progress to date made and next steps. More specifically, a first mapping of the global energy and climate governance architecture will be presented and discussed, which is part of the first work package. Additionally, the members will discuss the progress made in the other two work packages: identifying synergies and conflicts through case-studies; and assessing effectiveness and legitimacy. Furthermore, the project members will talk about linking the aforementioned work packages, expected deliverables, outreach and possible contributions to the upcoming COP22 in Marrakech.



International Workshop on “Enhancing Legitimacy in Polycentric Climate Governance: Opportunities and Challenges”

European University Institute, Florence, 19-20 May 2016

The European University Institute’s Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, together with the political science departments of Lund University and Stockholm University, host an international workshop on legitimacy in polycentric climate governance. Two of the workshop organizers are Fariborz Zelli and Karin Bäckstrand, who are both affiliated with the CLIMENGO project. The workshop is financed by the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action INOGOV, an international network of research excellence on ‘Innovations in Climate Governance’.

The workshop aims to bring together both established and early career scholars from a variety of disciplines that address questions of legitimacy and climate politics – including, but not limited to, international relations and political science, legal studies, economics, sociology and human geography. The purpose is to offer the first systematic and comprehensive analysis of legitimacy in an increasingly complex climate governance landscape. Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Robert Keohane from Princeton University.

The workshop format allows for an intensive one-hour feedback for each submitted paper by a designated discussant and the other participants. As a major product of this workshop, a special issue is planned in a prestigious academic journal in the field of international relations and/or global environmental governance. A second outcome will be a policy brief in which the conveners will summarize workshop results, including on novel policy options for enhancing legitimacy in global climate governance.

Please note that the workshop call for abstracts is closed now. For further information on the workshop:

The CLIMENGO project

Welcome to the CLIMENGO project. As of November 2015 this project, which is funded by the Swedish Energy Agency, explores the institutional complexity of climate and energy governance, so that a knowledge base can be created for decision-makers. Information on the project, upcoming events and on output can be found on this website.