Europe’s Climate Change Leadership: What Can We Learn?


Program Description:

This presentation will focus on the European Union's leadership role in environmental foreign policy. The EU is setting international standards and global rules of the game (e.g. international carbon emissions trading). They are leading the competition with US to influence positions of China, India, Brazil for post-Koyoto. Given weakness of EU as a military power, the environment comes to play an increasingly and has an important role in EU foreign policy and image.


Stacy VanDeveer

Stacy VanDeveer is an associate professor of political science and co-director of the master's program in political science at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests include international environmental policy making and its domestic impacts, the connections between environmental and security issues, and their role in policy making. He spent two years as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government after getting his Ph.D from the University of Maryland. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles, book chapters, working papers and reports and two co-edited books.

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