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The Paris Climate Talks: Politics, Policies and Principles

The Paris Climate Talks: Politics, Policies and Principles Save the date: 20th November, 2015 Location: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Scotland A constituent event of the ESRC Festival of Social Science* The UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Paris, France, from the 30th November until the 11th December 2015, is expected to be one of… Continue reading The Paris Climate Talks: Politics, Policies and Principles

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Be relevant: Researching the politics of climate change in 2015 and beyond

Mat Hope is an Associate Editor at Nature Climate Change, focusing on the journal’s social science coverage. For submission enquiries or any other correspondence, contact him at Mat.Hope@nature.com. He also writes occasionally at http://www.climate-hope.co.uk and can be found on twitter (@matjhope). Make no mistake: the politics of climate change is back on the agenda. Over… Continue reading Be relevant: Researching the politics of climate change in 2015 and beyond

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From Hedegaard to Cañete: Still a Coherent EU Voice on Climate Change?

When Jean-Claude Juncker’s new European Commission took office on November 1, 2014, the way that the EU’s executive deals with climate change underwent a potentially significant reorganization. Under the previous Barroso Commission (2009-2014), European Commissioner Connie Hedegaard – a well-respected figure in international environmental politics – presided over the Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG Clima).… Continue reading From Hedegaard to Cañete: Still a Coherent EU Voice on Climate Change?