Centre for Environment, Economy and Energy

About

The researchers of the Centre for Environment, Economy and Energy (C3E) operate at the crossroads of today’s turbulent transitions, which constitute key governance challenges and opportunities in Europe and worldwide. The sustainability imperative requires private and public decision-makers to steer our societies towards decarbonised, resource efficient economies as recognised in the European Green Deal, New Generation Europe, in the 2015 Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). If governed successfully, this presents the prospect of rejuvenating our socio-economic and political systems, making them fit for a sustainable future.

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The Centre analyses and develops innovative legal and policy instruments that can be used to govern the transitions, within the EU and in its external relations. Positioning ourselves at the interface of academia with political, legal and other societal decision-making, we focus in particular on the international and European governance of the environmental, economic and energy transitions and their interactions.

Today’s transitions entail a techno-economic element about how innovation in different sectors of our (market) economies can come about and conquer the marketplace. Our researchers also pay attention to the governance of democratic transitions, and the ensuing reconciliation of diverging societal values.

Key Themes

  • The techno-economic transition
  • Democratic transition governance
  • Reconciliation of values
  • Innovative laws, policies and policy frameworks
  • European external relations
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What's new

Events

TDI Yearly 2022

BSoG team: Harri Kalimo
Event on 17.11.2022
Conferences

SOLVIT High level training for DG GROW & EISMEA

BSoG team: Harri Kalimo
Event on 23.10.2022
Other Events

In the media

Gasreserven müssen aufgefüllt werden

Source: ORF TVTHEK
Posted on 19.05.2022
In the press

Projects

Curiae Virides

Period January 2021 - December 2025
Funded By

ERC (European Research Council)

Power to X and Carbon Capture & Utilization Roadmap for Belgium

Period March 2020 - February 2025
Funded By

Directorate-General for Energy

Step-Chem

Period January 2020 - December 2024