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EUGlobalGreen Seminar Connecting the dots? The European Union’s diplomacy across the international regime complex on climate change
April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
With Joseph Earsom (PhD researcher, ISPOLE)
Room P61 (119 rue du marais – Bruxelles)
Joseph Earsom is a PhD researcher at the UCLouvain, within the Institut de sciences politiques Louvain-Europe (ISPOLE). He is a member of the Centre for European Studies (Centre d’études européennes – CEE). He is researching the EU’s climate diplomacy within the international regime complex on climate change.
The international governance of climate change is spread across a variety of overlapping fora dealing with specific aspects of the broader climate change challenge. These fora collectively make up the international regime complex on climate change. My doctoral dissertation examines the European Union’s (EU) diplomacy therein. Focusing on four multilateral negotiations within the international regime complex on climate change (UNFCCC Paris Agreement – 2015, ICAO CORSIA – 2016, Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol – 2016, and the Initial IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships – 2018), it identifies the specific ways the EU connects its preferred negotiating outcome in one forum of the regime complex with its action in another forum (fora), as well as the conditions shaping these ‘connections’. For this seminar, I will present the overall findings from my dissertation, as well as an updated assessment of EU climate diplomacy in 2023.