EU’s climate change and energy cooperation: moving towards mutual learning?

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UACES Energy CRNThe second international workshop of the UACES CRN on the European Energy Policy was held at the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Initiative (UCCRI) in the David Attenborough Building. The event brought together scholars from across three continents (Europa, the Americas and Asia) in order to discuss the EU’s climate change and energy cooperation strategy with non-EU countries, including the different forms of bilateral and bi-regional relations, but also the various multilateral fora where the EU has looked for ways to engage key strategic partners in its global efforts to tackle climate change by means of transforming the energy system.

The first day of activities was divided in two research sessions, discussing the EU’s climate cooperation with different regions of the world. Research session 1 examined the EU’s relationship with China, dealing with issues such as sustainable energy cooperation or the diffusion of the Emissions Trading System (ETS). Research session 2 delved into the EU-Latin America climate cooperation, tackling topics which included the EU-CELAC strategic partnership and the bi-lateral relations with regional powers such as Brazil and Mexico.

During the second day of activities, research session 3 discussed the (geo)politics of the EU’s climate ambitions, including the dynamics of cooperation and confrontations with key emitters. A final session was dedicated to discuss the publication plans and the next steps to be taken by this UACES CRN.

The event, hosted by the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), was coordinated by Dr. Pierre Bocquillon from the University of East Anglia and Dr. Israel Solorio from the Autonomous University of Mexico. It was made possible thanks to the financial support given by UACES.

This event took place at the University of Cambridge from 8-9 December 2016.

More info on the UACES CRN on European Energy Policy