Eu flags fly in front of the European Commission building in Brussels, near the Norwegian Embassy.

The INOGOV Management Committee and Final Conclusions Meeting was held earlier this year (14-15 March) in Brussels – generously hosted by the Institute for European Studies and the Norwegian Embassy. The meeting, titled ‘Polycentric Climate Governance: Opportunities and Challenges for the EU‘ provided an ideal platform to disseminate the huge achievements of the INOGOV Action, launch the Polycentric Climate Governance (2018) Cambridge University Press book, and look forward to the future, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for European climate governance.

Keynote speakers, François Dejean (Head of Climate Mitigation and Energy Group, European Environment Agency) and Olivia Gippner (Policy Officer, DG Clima) engaged with the findings from our Action, and highlighted the relevance for practical policy making. Full details of the EEA perspective can be found here in François Dejean’s presentation.

Continuing the INOGOV tradition of rewarding innovative and high quality publications relating to climate governance, awards for the Best Paper 2018 were also presented. This year, the awardees and their papers were:

The Best Paper Prize 2018 – Nicole Schmidt, Na’ama Teschner & Maya Negev (Scientific advice and administrative traditions: The role of chief scientists in climate change adaptation)

The Best Paper Prize in the INOGOV Action 2014-2018 – Paul Tobin (Leaders and lagards: Climate policy ambition in Developed States)

Special Commendation Best Paper Prize 2018 – Paul Tobin, Nicole Schmidt, Jale Tosun & Charlotte Burns (Mapping states’ Paris climate pledges: Analysing targets and groups at COP 21)

Special Commendation Best Paper Prize 2014-2018 – Robert Stojanov, Barbora Duží, Ilan Kelman, Daniel Nemec & David Procházka (Local perceptions of climate change impacts and migration patterns in Male, Maldives)


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