European Environmental Leadership

Tuesday, 29 September 2009, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Over the course of the last decade, the European Union has carved out a role for itself internationally as an environmental policy leader in such areas as climate change, renewable energy development, energy efficiency, and chemicals regulation. With the expansion of the European Union, growing environmental activities in other regions of the world (e.g. the United States, Japan, China), and the realities of financial recession, what are the prospects for continued European environmental leadership? The lecture will take a critical look at European environmental policies and programs and the extent to which Europe can and does lead in this field.

Miranda Schreurs is the director of the Environmental Policy Research Centre and Professor of Comparative Politics at the Freie Universität Berlin. Schreurs’ work focuses on comparative environmental politics and policy in Europe, the US, and East Asia. In July 2008 she was appointed to the German Advisory Council on the Environment.

Publications:
Conflict and Cooperation in Transatlantic Climate Politics: Different Stories at Different Levels, edited with Henrik Selin and Stacy van Deveer, Ashgate University Press, 2009
Historical Dictionary of the Green Movement, with Elim Papadakis, Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Scarecrow Press, 2007

Kommentar: Rüdiger Maresch, Umweltsprecher der Grünen im Wiener Gemeinderat.