10th conference of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union
Section S18 EU Climate and Energy Policy in Turbulent Times

June 11-12, online



In a crisis-ridden EU, climate and energy policy is often seen as a respite – an area that provides a positive agenda of which the EU is in short supply. For example, the EU is preparing its long-term strategy aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050 and reviewing its just-adopted 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework, as public mobilization for climate issues, such as the Youth for Climate movement, continues making headlines. However, these developments operate in a problematic and fragile context. Internally, the erosion of liberal democracy and the rise of right-wing populism endanger wide societal consensuses and diminish governments’ appetite for strong European and international institutions. Externally, the crisis of the liberal international order accentuates geopolitical thinking, economic competition and inward-looking policies, all of which undermine the trust and cooperative momentum needed for a global energy transition. The goal of this Section is to examine how these wider tensions interact with EU climate and energy policy


Friday 11 June

9:00-10:30 – EU External Energy Policy: Between Geopolitics and Geo-economics (P037)
11:00-12:30 – EU Climate & Energy Governance: Integration, Differentiation, Renationalization? (P31)
15:45-17.15 – International Climate Governance: EU Actorness and Responsiveness (P70)

Saturday 12 June

9:00-10:30 – European Green Deal: From Policy to Practice (P41)
11:00-12:30 – Mobilization for Climate Policies: Parties, Youth and Lobbies (P079)

Section on Energy and Climate programme


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