Climate Diplomacy

Strengthening Europe’s sustainable energy and climate technology diplomacy – harnessing networks for norm leadership

The European Union has long played a leadership role in the global response to climate change and the related challenge of increasing access to sustainable energy for development. To maintain and extend this diplomatic asset, the EU faces challenges including the proliferation of multiple negotiating tracks and processes, the growing importance of non-EU sources of finance and technology, and the centrality of technology in global climate and sustainable energy governance. If the EU can respond to these developments with innovative diplomacy, it has an opportunity to augment its contribution to global progress on climate change and sustainable energy.

This workshop will bring together decision-makers from the EU’s Council, Commission and Parliament, the Party of European Socialists and other Brussels-based thought-leaders to evaluate this changed diplomatic landscape.

The evaluation will inform roundtable discussions of EU policy-makers and other stakeholders on actions to strengthen climate technology and energy diplomacy.

The first workshop took place on 1st June 2016

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The discussion and launch of the study will be in London on 19th October at King’s College London.

See the events section on the website for more details.


About the Transnational Law Institute:

Founded in 2014, the Transnational Law Institute, within the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre with a particular focus on transnational and comparative law, legal theory and jurisprudence, collaborative research and legal education. The Institute hosts a number of research and teaching initiatives, including the first Transnational Law LLM, regularly welcomes distinguished guest speakers, runs monthly Reading Labs and Colloquia and hosts the Transnational Regulatory Governance research group.