IES Research - Environment and Sustainable Development


The Environment and Sustainable Development cluster conducts high quality and policy-relevant research and provides education and academic services in the selected focus areas of work mentioned below (a wide range of environmental topics), combining in particular political science and law.

The cluster covers a wide range of topics with particular emphasis on climate change, energy, maritime and marine issues, forestry, biodiversity and trade and the environment (aviation, biofuels). In doing so, it analyses relevant developments in EU and international law and relations, compares relevant national law and policy in the EU and beyond, and explores governance arrangements and institutions.

The Environment and Sustainable Development cluster organises among others IES Policy Forums that bring together academics and policy-makers (which are open to the public).


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Research Team


Senior Researchers
Research Interests
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Oberthür ► International climate change politics; private actors in climate politics; political strategies of business actors; global environmental governance EU climate/environmental policy; international climate/environmental governance; the EU in international institutions; multilateral environmental agreements; environmental/climate policy integration
Prof. Dr. Harri Kalimo ► The Circular economy; environment and trade; EU environmental law; biofuels; WEEE; Extended Producer Responsibility
 ► Dr. Carlos Soria Rodriguez ► Public international law; EU law; international/EU environmental law & policy; law of the sea; biodiversity and marine environment protection; marine/environmental governance; marine renewable energy
 Dr. Ingmar von Homeyer ► European integration; environmental, climate and energy policy; democracy beyond the nation-state; EU governance and policy; institutional theory; political economy; cleavage theory


Research Interests
Ólöf Söebech ► Sustainable lifestyles; citizen participation; environmental policy; biofuels


Junior (Doctoral) Researchers 
Research Interests
► Matilda Axelson ► Industrial decarbonisation; Sustainable solutions in the energy intensive industries; Low-carbon technologies; Business model innovation; Circular economy; Resource efficiency
Laura Iozzelli ► Global environmental governance; private actors in international climate politics; transnational climate initiatives; EU/international climate policy
Max Jansson     ► EU and US trade law; competition law; WTO; renewable energy law; biofuels
Gauri Khandekar ► Innovation and climate & energy policy, International climate governance; global environmental governance, EU climate/environmental policy; Indian climate and energy policy, decarbonisation, sustainable urban transformation.
Tomas Wyns ► EU 2030 climate policy framework; bridging EU industrial competitiveness, innovation and climate & energy policy; Chinese climate policy (emissions trading); international climate policy (incl. development 2015 UNFCCC climate agreement)
Jana Gheuens ► Democratic myopia and climate and energy governance in EU institutions
Marco Giuli ► EU energy and climate policies, energy security, international political economy of energy, climate policy integration
Aslak Veierud Busch ► Goal achievement of EU Arctic policies; Circumpolar politics; EU-Arctic relations; IR and political theory; political geography


Research Interests
Dr. Florian Rabitz ► Global environmental governance; North-South relations; multilateralism; IR theory; meta-theory
Dr. Ioannis Spyridakis ► Principal-Agent theory; international negotiations; EU energy policy; EU trade policy


Associate Researchers
Research Interests
Dr. Katja Biedenkopf ► External effects of EU environmental policy; global environmental governance; policy diffusion; chemicals regulation; transatlantic relations; climate policy
► Dr. Claire Dupont ► EU climate policy; energy policy; policy integration; decarbonisation
Dr. Armelle Gouritin ► Environmental/ecological law; environmental rights; environmental damage/harm; environmental liability; environmental justice; human rights
Dr. Lisanne Groen    ► EU/international climate policy; EU/international biodiversity policy; global environmental politics; EU external relations; EU in international institutions; EU performance/effectiveness; low-carbon technology transfer policy
Dr. Kati Kulovesi ► relationship between WTO law and international environmental law; WTO dispute settlement; WTO and trade in natural resources; carbon markets and emissions trading; UN climate change negotiations; international and European climate law and policy; and the role of climate change and environment in the EU external relations
► Dr. Justyna Pozarowska ► Genetic resources; access and benefit-sharing (ABS); biodiversity; international institutions; institutional interactions and complexes; innovations; public procurement
Dr. Radostina Primova ► EU law and EU policy-making; EU internal energy market; international relations; energy geopolitics; renewable energy & sustainable development; EU-China energy relations; stakeholder participation in enlarged Europe
Dr. Koen Van den Bossche ► International public law; international law of the sea; international environmental law; European law; European environmental law; European fisheries law/policy; European maritime law/policy; marine pollution



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Current projects

Project Researcher
GOVTRAN, Jean Monnet Network on Governing the EU’s Climate and Energy Transition in Turbulent Times Sebastian Oberthür, Ingmar von Homeyer, Ólöf Söebech
COP21: Results, Implications, Pathways and Policies for Low-Emissions European Societies (COP21-RIPPLES) Sebastian Oberthür (and others)
Producer Responsibility Related Issues Harri Kalimo
Economic Renewable Energy Law - Balancing economic and non-economic values in the EU and US (PhD) Max Jansson
UNFCCC and REDD+ (PhD) Ernesto Roessing Neto
Evaluating Democratic Governance in Europe Claire Dupont
BFSJ, Legal and Policy Framework for Aviation Biofuels (FP7) (with EEG cluster) Harri Kalimo, Filip Sedefov, Ólöf Söebech, Eleanor Mateo, Byron Maniatis
Ecoherence, Reconciling Economic and Non-Economic Values in a Multi-Polar Society (in collaboration with the University of Turku and EEG cluster) Harri Kalimo, Claire Dupont, Max Jansson and others
Research network on "Fragmentation and Complexity in Global Governance" (FCGG) Sebastian Oberthür (and others)
EU Energy Governance Tomas Wyns, Sebastian Oberthür (and others)
SOURCE Virtual centre of excellence for research support and coordination on societal security (FP7) Ólöf Söebech, Irina Van Der Vet, Florian Lang
Climate change and low carbon innovation (PhD) Gauri Khandekar
Regulating Climate Change: Assessing and Explaining the Legitimacy of Transnational Regulatory Climate Initiatives Laura Iozzelli
‘Energy security and climate policy integration in the EU's external energy policy’ (PhD) Marco Giuli


Previous projects

Project Researcher
The international and European environmental regulation of marine renewable energies in the EU (PhD) Carlos Soria Rodríguez

Understanding the Changing Effectiveness of the European Union inInternational Biodiversity and Climate Change Governance (PhD)

Lisanne Groen
Freedom of navigation in the Exclusive Economic Zone: EU approach (PhD) Thuy Van Tran
EU Environmental Liability Schemes (PhD) Armelle Gouritin
Assessing the potential of various instruments for sustainable consumption practices and greening the market (FP6) Katja Biedenkopf,
Harri Kalimo & Ólöf Söebech
Redefining the Common European Fisheries Policy (PhD) Koen Van den Bossche
Policy Recycling? The External Effects of European Union Environmental Policy on the United States (PhD) Katja Biedenkopf
Navigation in the Arctic (PhD) Laura Boone
CORPUS Knowledge Brokerage in Sustainable Consumption and Productions (FP7) (with EEG cluster) Harri Kalimo, Ólöf Söebech & Alexander Daniell
Climate Policy Integration in the EU (PhD) Claire Dupont
Assessing political and social accountability in EU policy-making. A case study on the multi-level coordination of the EU energy market policy (PhD) Radostina Primova
Co-ordination and accountability of the EU in international politics (PhD) Ioannis Spyridakis
Coping with institutional complexity: the European Union's external policy on genetic resources (PhD) Florian Rabitz
Governance through Regulatory Complexes: The International and European Management of Genetic Resources (PhD)  Justyna Pozarowska
High Level Training on EU Environment Law and the Internal Market, DG ENTR, European Commission (with EEG cluster) Harri Kalimo
Supporting the Development of EU Climate Diplomacy Narratives  Sebastian Oberthür, Katja Biedenkopf, Claire Dupont, Tomas Wyns, Ernesto Roessing Neto and others
Agreement on Climate Transformation 2015 (ACT 2015) Sebastian Oberthür, Tomas Wyns and others

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Groen, Lisanne. Explaining European Union effectiveness (goal achievement) in the Convention on Biological Diversity: the importance of diplomatic engagement. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Vol 19:1, pp. 69-87.



Axelson, M., Robson, I., Wyns, T., Khandekar, G. Breaking Through - Industrial Low-CO2 Technologies on the Horizon.  Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Published 13.07.2018. Available at:

Dupont, C., Oberthür, S. and Biedenkopf, K. Climate Change: Adapting to Evolving Internal and External Dynamics, in: Adelle, C., Bidenkopf, K., and Torney D. (eds.), European Union External Environmental Policy: Rules, Regulation and Governance beyond Borders, Cheltenham: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 105-124.

Iozzelli, Laura. Book Review. Rethinking Authority in Global Climate Governance: How Transnational Climate Initiatives Relate to the International Climate Regime. Global Environmental Politics, May 2018, Vol. 18:2, pp. 158-160.

Oberthür, Sebastian and Eliza Northrop. Towards an Effective Mechanism to Facilitate Implementation and Promote Compliance under the Paris Agreement, Climate Law, 8, pp. 39-69.

Oberthür, Sebastian and Lisanne Groen. Explaining goal achievement in international negotiations: the EU and the Paris Agreement on climate change, Journal of European Public Policy, 25:5, pp. 708-727. (DOI:10.1080/13501763.2017.1291708).

Soria Rodriguez, C. La Directiva de evaluación de impacto ambiental y su protección frente al desarrollo de las energías renovables marinas [The environmental impact assessment Directive and its protection against the use of marine renewable energies]. In: Giles Carnero, R. (ed.), Desafíos de la acción jurídica internacional y europea frente al cambio climático [The challenges of international and EU law facing climate change], Atelier, [SO1] pp. 173-186.

Wyns, T., Khandekar, G., Robson, I. Industrial Value Chain: A Bridge Towards a Carbon Neutral Europe, Europe’s Energy Intensive Industries contribution to the EU Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions, IES-VUB, September 2018, Available at

Wyns, T., Khandekar, G., Axelson, M. and Robson I. Towards a Flamish Industrial Low-Carbon Transition Framework. Vlaamse overheid, Departement Omgeving, Afdeling Energie, Klimaat en Groene Economie. Available at



Dupont, Claire, Sebastian Oberthür and Katja Biedenkopf, Climate Change: Adapting to Evolving Internal and External Dynamics, in: Camilla Adelle, Katja Biedenkopf and Diarmuid Torney (eds), European Union External Environmental Policy: Rules, Regulation and Governance beyond Borders, London: Palgrave Macmillan 2018, 105-124. 

Khandekar, Gauri and Bart Gaens (eds.). Japan's Search for Strategic Security Partnerships. Routledge. 

Gaens, Bart and Gauri Khandekar. Inter-Regional Relations and the Asia-Europe Meeting. Palgrave Macmillan.

Bodle, Raph and Sebastian Oberthür. Legal Form of the Paris Agreements and Legal Nature of its Obligations, in: Daniel Klein, Maria Pia Carazo, Meinhard Doelle, Jane Bulmer, and Andrew Highman (eds.), The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Analysis and Commentary, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 91-103.

Dupont, Claire and Sebastian Oberthür. 'The Council and the European Council: stuck on the road to transformational leadership', in Rüdiger K.W. Wurzel, James Connelly and Duncan Liefferink (eds.) The European Union in International Climate Change Politics: Still taking a lead? London: Routledge, pp. 66-79.


Oberthür, Sebastian and Lisanne Groen. "The European Union and the Paris Agreement: Leader, Mediator or Bystander?", WIREs Climate Change (DOI: 10.1002/wcc.445).

Oberthür, Sebastian. "Reflections on Global Climate Politics Post Paris: Power, Interests and Polycentricity", The International Spectator, (DOI: 10.1080/03932729.2016.1242256).

Oberthür, Sebastian. "Perspectives on EU Implementation of the Paris Outcome", Carbon and Climate Law Review, 10: 1, pp. 34-45.

Oberthür, Sebastian. "Compliance under the Evolving Climate Change Regime", in: Cinnamon P., Carlene, Gray R., Kevin, Tarasofsky G., Richard (eds), The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law, Oxford: Oxford UP, pp. 120-136.

Oberthür, Sebastian. "Where to Go From Paris? The European Union in Climate Geopolitics", Global Affairs, 2:2, (DOI:10.1080/23340460.2016.1166332).

Oberthür, Sebastian and Ralph Bodle. "Legal Form and Nature of the Paris Outcome", Climate Law, 6: 1-2, pp. 40-57.   

Roessing Neto, Ernesto and Joyeeta Gupta. "REDD+ and multilevel governance beyond the climate negotiations", in: Voigt, C. (ed.), Research Handbook on REDD+ and International Law, Cheltenham, U.K.; Northmapton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar, pp. 289-305.

Wyns, Tomas and Arianna Khatchadourian. "Situational analysis of EU renewable energy legislation" Climate Policy, (DOI:10.1080/14693062.2015.1135412).

Wyns, Tomas and Arianna Khatchadourian. Streamlining for Performance. Options to streamline and enhance existing EU energy legislation to meet 2030 goals and facilitate governance. Project report. Institute for European Studies – Vrije Universiteit Brussel. March.


Biedenkopf, Katja. "EU Chemicals Regulation: Extending Its Experimentalist REACH", in: Jonathan Zeitlin (ed.), Extending Experimentalist Governance? The European Union and Transnational Regulation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 107-136.

Biedenkopf, Katja. "Policy Diffusion", in: Jean-Frédéric Morin and Amandine Orsini (eds.), Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance, Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 152-254. 

Dupont, Claire. Climate Policy Integration into EU Energy Policy: Progress and Prospects. London: Routledge.

Dupont, Claire and Sebastian Oberthür (eds.). Decarbonization in the European Union: Internal Policies and External Strategies, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

Dupont, Claire and Sebastian Oberthür. "The European Union", in: Karin Bäckstrand and Eva Lövbrand (eds.), Research Handbook on Climate Governance, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 224-236.

Groen, Lisanne. "European Foreign Policy on the Environment and Climate Change", in: K.E. Jorgensen et al. (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, London: SAGE, pp. 884-897.

Groen, Lisanne. "On the Road to Paris: How Can the EU Avoid Failure at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21)?", IAI Working Paper 15/33, September.

Kalimo, Harri and Reid Lifset. "Thinking Under the Box - Public Choice and Constitutional Law Perspectives on City-Level Environmental Policy", William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, 40 (1), pp. 199-234.

Meinshausen, M., Jeffery, L., Guetschow, J., du Pont, Y.R., Roegelj, J., Schaeffer, M., Höhne, N., den Elzen, M., Oberthür, S., Meinshausen, N. "National post-2020 greenhouse gas targets and diversity-aware leadership", Nature Climate Change 5, pp. 1098-1106.

Oberthür, Sebastian.  'Die G7 auf Schloss Elmau: Meilenstein auf dem Weg nach Paris', Zeitschrift für Umweltrecht (ZUR), 26 (7/8), pp. 385-386.

Oberthür, Sebastian and Lisanne Groen. 'The Effectiveness Dimension of the EU's Performance in International Institutions: Toward a More Comprehensive Assessment Framework', Journal of Common Market Studies, 53 (6), pp. 1319-1335.

Oberthür, Sebastian and Ernesto Roessing Neto. Implications of actions to enhance synergies: An independent analysis and report, UN doc. UNEP/CMS/StC44/15.1.

Oberthür, Sebastian and Thomas Spencer. 'Cutting through the legal fog of a UN climate pact', Climate Home, 20 October, available at:

Oberthür, Sebastian and Thijs Van de Graaf. "Institutional Interactions", in: Jean Frédéric Morin and Amandine Orsini (eds.), Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance, Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 101-104.

Roessing Neto, Ernesto. "California Y La Dimensión Internacional de Políticas Subestatales Para El Cambio Climático", Revista Catalana de Dret Ambiental, 6 (2), pp. 1-26, available at:

Roessing Neto, Ernesto. "Linking Subnational Climate Change Policies: A Commentary on the California–Acre Process", Transnational Environmental Law, 4 (2), pp. 425-437.

Roessing Neto, Ernesto. "Meios alternativos para a efetivação do direito internacional: os mecanismos de compliance em tratados multilaterais ambientais", Revista Jurídica da Presidência, 17 (111), pp. 37-61.

Soria Rodriguez, Carlos. "La base competencial en la opción jurisdiccional del Tribunal Internacional del Derecho del Mar [The judicial competence in the jurisdictional option for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea]", in: J.A. Azeredo Lopes & P.A. Fernández Sánchez (eds.), Jurisdiçôes Internacionais e Evoluçâo da Ordem Internacional [International Jurisdictions and Evolution of the International Order], Porto: Universidades Católica Editora, pp. 271-282.

Soria Rodriguez, Carlos. "The Maritime Spatial Planning Directive, Its Environmental Dimension And Its Applicability To Ocean Renewables", in: P.A. Fernández Sánchez and J.A. Azeredo Lopes (eds.), Seguridad Medioambiental y Orden Internacional [Environmental Security and International Order], Barcelona: Atelier, pp. 127-147.

Van Hummelen, Stijn and Tomas Wyns. "Automatic revenue raising for international climate finance through the European Emissions Trading System", a report commissioned by OXFAM, May 2015.

Wyns, Tomas. "Lessons from the EU’s ETS for a New International Climate Agreement", The International Spectator, 50 (1), pp. 46-59.

Wyns, Tomas and Arianna Khatchadourian. "Situational analysis of EU Renewable Energy legislation", working paper prepared in relation to the conference: “The 2020 Strategy Experience: Lessons for Regional Cooperation, EU Governance and Investment”, Berlin, 17 June 2015.


Biedenkopf, Katja and Diarmuid Torney. "Cooperation on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading in EU-CHina Climate Diplomacy", in: Etienne Reuter and Jing Men (eds.), China-EU Green Cooperation, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, pp. 21-38. 

Bodle, Ralph, Sebastian Oberthür, Lena Donat, Gesa Homann, Stephan Sina, Elizabeth Tedsen. "Options and Proposals for the International Governance of Geoengineering", Umweltbundesamt, Climate Change 14/2014, June 2014. Available at:

Dupont, Claire. "EU climate and energy policy: hope for more and better climate policy integration?", IES Policy Brief, 2014 (2). Available at:

Faure, Michael and Armelle Gouritin. "Environmental protection: a complete blurring between environmental criminal law and environmental administrative law", in: Anne Weyembergh (ed.), Do labels still matter? Blurring boundaries between administrative and criminal law, Brussels: Presses de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, pp. 109-136.

Franckx, Erick and Tran van Thuy, "Ship-source Pollution: An EU Pro-coastal State Jurisdiction Approach", in: Dorota Pyc and Jakub Puszkarski (eds.), Global Ocean Governance. From Vision to Action, Poznan: Ars boni et aequi, pp. 149-190. 

Gouritin, Armelle. "Le droit à l’accès à l’information environnementale: valeur ajoutée pour la 'consommation verte'", European Journal of Consumer Law, 2014/1, September, pp. 95-120. 

Gouritin, Armelle. "Chronique  'Les droits de l’Homme et l’Environnement', Cour Européenne des Droits de l’Homme (European Court of Human Rights)", European Journal of Human Rights, Bruylant, 2014/4, pp. 553-556.

Gouritin, Armelle. "2013. Year in a review, Council of Europe", Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Vol 24 (1), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 549-558.

Groen, Lisanne. "Klimaatvoorstel Europese Commissie schiet tekort met het oog op aankomende klimaattop in Parijs", opinion piece on website Clingendael, Netherlands Institute for International Relations, 28 February 2014. Available at:  

Jansson, Max S. and Harri Kalimo. "On a Common Road Towards Sustainable Biofuels? EU and U.S. Approaches to Regulating Biofuels", Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 106-159. Available at:

Kalimo, Harri, Reid Lifset, Atalay Atasu, Chris Van Rossem and Luk Van Wassenhove. "What Roles for Which Stakeholders under Extended Producer Responsibility?", Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 17 October. Available at:   

Morgan, Jennifer, Yamide Dagnet, Niklas Höhne, Sebastian Oberthür and Lina Li, "Race to the Top: Driving Ambition in the Post-2020 International Climate Agreement", ACT Working Paper, Washington DC: Agreement for Climate Transformation 2015 (ACT 2015). Available at:  

Oberthür, Sebastian. "Options for a Compliance Mechanism in a 2015 Climate Agreement", Climate Law, 4: 1-2, pp. 30-49. Available at:;jsessionid=8htuworx02vj.x-brill-live-03

Oberthür, Sebastian and Lisanne Groen. "EU Performance in the International Climate Negotiations in 2013: Scope for Improvement", IES Policy Brief, 2014 (1). Available at:

Oberthür, Sebastian, and Justyna Pożarowska, "The Impact of the Nagoya Protocol on the Evolving Institutional Complex of ABS Governance", in: Sebastian Oberthür and Kristin G. Rosendal (eds.), Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol, Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 178-195.

Oberthür, Sebastian and Florian Rabitz. "On the EU's Performance and Leadership in global environmental governance: the case of the Nagoya Protocol", Journal of European Public Policy, 21 (1), pp. 39-57. See:

Oberthür, Sebastian and Tomas Wyns. "Paris Climate Agreement 2015 - EU needs to ensure 'signal' and 'direction'", IES Policy Brief, 2014 (8). Available at:

Orsini, Amandine, Sebastian Oberthür and Justyna Pozarowska. "Transparency in the Governance of Access and Benefit Sharing from Genetic Resources", in: Aarti Gupta and Michael Mason (eds.), Transparency in Global Environmental Governance: Critical Perspectives, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 157-180.

Pożarowska, Justyna. "Aggregated public procurement: technics and instruments", in: Magdalena Olejarz (ed.) Public procurement in the European Union after modernisation. New EU directives coordinating public procurement procedures, Warsaw: Public Procurement Office, pp. 56-66 [published in Polish].

Pożarowska, Justyna. "Instruments to support development of innovations", in: Magdalena Olejarz (ed.), Public procurement in the European Union after modernisation. New EU directives coordinating public procurement procedures, Warsaw: Public Procurement Office, pp. 145-161 [published in Polish]. 

Roessing Neto, Ernesto. "Georges Scelle", in: Arno Dal Ri Junior, Paulo Potiara de Alcântara Veloso and Lucas Carlos Lima (eds.), A Formação Da Ciência Do Direito Internacional, Ijuí-RS, Brazil: Unijuí.

Sattich, Thomas. "European Energy and Industrial Policy Realigned: Risk or Opportunity for EU Eco-Innovation Strategy?", IES Policy Brief, 2014 (3). Available at:  

Soria Rodríguez, Carlos. "Acidificación Oceánica y Derecho Internacional: Obstáculos y Alternativas Regulatorias", in: José Juste Ruiz and Valentin Bou Franch (eds.), Derecho del mar y sostenibilidad ambiental en el Mediterráneo, Valencia: Tirant Lo Blanch, pp. 389-402. 

Wallbott, Linda, Franziska Wolff, and Justyna Pożarowska. "The Negotiations of the Nagoya Protocol: Issues, Coalitions and Process", in: ebastian Oberthür and Kristin G. Rosendal (eds.), Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Access and Benefit-Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol, Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 33-59.


Biedenkopf, Katja. "Assessing Possibilities for Enhanced EU-South Korea Cooperation on Chemical Regulation", in: Axel Marx, Jan Wouters, Woosik Moon, Yeongseop Rhee, Sunhee Park and Matthieu Burnay (eds.), EU-Korea Relations in a Changing World. Leuven and Seoul. Joint Project by the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven and the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University, pp. 167-193.

Biedenkopf, Katja. "The Multilevel Dynamics of EU and U.S. Environmental Policy: A Case Study of Electronic Waste", in: Yann Echinard, Albane Geslin, Michel Gueldry and Fabien Terpan (eds.), L'Union Europeenne et les Etats-Unis. Processus, Politiques et Projets, Brussels: Larcier, pp. 189-210.

Biedenkopf, Katja and Claire Dupont. "A Toolbox Approach to the EU’s External Climate Governance", in: Astrid Boening, Jan-Frederik Kremer and Aukje van Loon (eds.), Global Power Europe – Vol. 1. Theoretical and Institutional Approaches to the EU’s External Relations, Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 181-199.

Gehring, Thomas, Sebastian Oberthür and Marc Mühleck. "European Union actorness in international institutions: why the EU is recognised as an actor in some international institutions, but not in others", Journal of Common Market Studies, DOI: 10.1111/jcms.12030.

Gouritin, Armelle. "L’impact de l’adhésion de l’UE à la Convention européenne des droits de l’Homme sur le lien entre droits de l’homme et politiques climatiques de l’UE" ("The EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights: impact on the link between human rights and EU climate policies"), in: C. Cournil and A.-S. Tabau (eds.), Changements climatiques et droits de l’Homme : les options politiques de l’Union Européenne, Bruylant, pp. 243-270.

Gouritin, Armelle. "OMS, la pollution de l'air extérieur est un agent cancérigène. Quelles incidences juridiques au-delà du symbole?", Sentinelle, bulletin 362, 20 October 2013. Available at:

Gouritin, Armelle. "Nations-Unies: rapport préliminaire de l'Expert indépendant sur les obligations liées aux droits environnementaux présenté le 6 mars", Sentinelle, bulletin 338, 10 March 2013. Available at:

Gouritin, Armelle. "CEDH, arrêt S.H.H c. Royaume-Uni (29 janvier). Expulsion d'une personne handicapée en Afghanistan", Sentinelle, bulletin 334, 10 February 2013. Available at:

Gouritin, Armelle. "ONU: Mise en place du "groupe de travail ouvert" sur les objectifs de développement durable post-2015", Sentinelle, bulletin 334, 10 February 2013. Available at:

Gouritin, Armelle. "Arrêt du Tribunal de l'UE du 17 janvier 2013 (Gollnisch c. Parlement de l'UE). L'immunité des parlementaires de l'UE: approche fonctionnelle", Sentinelle, bulletin 333, 3 February 2013. Available at:

Gouritin, Armelle. "UE, arrêt du 15 janvier 2013: la relation entre Convention d'Aarhus, droit de l'UE et droits fondamentaux", Sentinelle, bulletin 333, 3 February 2013. Available at:

Gouritin, Armelle. "Le préjudice écologique peut-être en voie de consécration par le Code Civil français pour surmonter les insuffisances des instruments internationaux", Sentinelle, bulletin 332, 27 January 2013. Available at:

Gouritin, Armelle. "PNUE: adoption de la Convention de Minamata sur la protection de la santé humaine et de l'environnement contre les rejets de mercure", Sentinelle, bulletin 332, 27 January 2013. Available at:

Gouritin, Armelle. "Arrêt-pilote Torregiani c. Italie: la CEDH condamne l'Italie pour traitement inhumain et dégradant dû au surpeuplement carcéral", Sentinelle, bulletin 330, 13 January 2013. Available at:

Groen, Lisanne and Arne Niemann. "EU actorness and effectiveness under political pressure at the Copenhagen climate change negotiations", International Relations, 27 (3), pp. 308-324. See:

Groen, Lisanne, Arne Niemann and Sebastian Oberthür. "The EU's Role in International Climate Change Policy-Making: A Global Leader in Decline?", in: A. Boening, J.-F. Kremer and A. van Loon (eds.), Global Power Europe - Vol. 2. Policies, Actions and Influence of the EU's External Relations. Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 37-54. See:   

Groen, Lisanne and Sebastian Oberthür. "Global environmental institutions", in: Knud Erik Jørgensen and Katie Verlin Laatikainen (eds.), Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions. Performance, Policy, Power. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 282-293. See:

Krieger, Kristian and M.B. Rogers. "Promoting public resilience against CBRN terrorism", in: B. Akhgar and S. Yates (eds.), Strategic Intelligence Management: National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, p. 75-84. See:

McLaren, Duncan, Kristian Krieger and Karen Bickerstaff. "Justice in energy system transitions: the case of Carbon Capture and Storage", in: Karen Bickerstaff, Gordon Walker, Harriet Bulkeley (eds.), Energy Justice in a Changing Climate - Social equity and low-carbon energy, ZED Books: London.

Oberthür, Sebastian. "Discussion Summary – Working Group: International Climate Policy before COP 17", in: Hans-Joachim Koch, Doris König, Joachim Sanden and Roda Verheyen (eds.), Climate Change and Environmental Hazards Related to Shipping. An International Legal Framework, Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff, pp. 87-92.

Oberthür, Sebastian and Justyna Pozarowska. "Managing Institutional Complexity and Fragmentation: The Nagoya Protocol and the Global Governance of Genetic Resources", Global Environmental Politics, 13 (3), pp. 100-118. See:

Primova, Radostina. "The complex governance of EU energy policy", ecoTips magazine, 18 (5), October-November 2013, pp. 38-39. See:  

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