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.
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.
- The techno-economic transition
- Democratic transition governance
- Reconciliation of values
- Innovative laws, policies and policy frameworks
- European external relations
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EU Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans: ‘Be good ancestors’
A new book out now! BSoG Vice-Dean for Education co-edits a volume on future of financial markets
Podcast #2: Adapt or bust? Managing the impacts of climate change
Podcast #1: Deep dive into the European Green Deal
Assessing the EU’s Evolving Position in Energy Geopolitics under Decarbonisation
The Greening of Trade in a Geo-economic Context? Effectiveness, Legitimacy, and Justice in the Trade-Environment-Nexus
In the media
Das Umweltprogramm der Vereinten Nationen wird ins Leben gerufen
EU will 40 Prozent der Emissionen einsparen
Transnational Space - Radio Ukraine
The European Green Deal: Governing the EU’s Transition towards Climate Neutrality and Sustainability
Jean Monnet Module: Sustainability and Trade: A European Narrative - SUSTAEN
European Commission - Jean Monnet Module