5 November 2015

European Climate Leadership in Question – Policies toward China and India

Location Hertie School of Governance, Friedrichstraße 180, 10117 Berlin, Forum 1st Floor
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Thursday, 5 November 2015, 18:00 – 19:30  

Book Launch

Dr Diarmuid Torney, Lecturer at Dublin City University

The European Union has long portrayed itself as an international leader on climate change. However, the reactions in other countries paint quite a different picture. This panel discussion will open with Dr Diarmuid Torney, Lecturer in International Relations at Dublin City University, presenting his new book on European Climate Leadership in Question. With the help of case studies on India and China, he will show why European leadership on climate change and international “followership” is severely constrained. With regard to the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris this year, three experts will then take a stand on this argument and discuss the issue from a European, Chinese and Indian perspective. What are scenarios for future international climate policies? What is the role of the European Union in international climate protection and what should more constructive cooperation with the emerging powers China and India look like.


Prof Rajendra JAIN, Director Europe Area Studies Program, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Dr Silke KARCHER, Head of Division “European Climate and Energy Policy; New Market Mechanisms”, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Berlin

Dr Diarmuid TORNEY, Lecturer in International Relations, Dublin City University

Dr Tao WANG, Resident Scholar, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, Beijing


Prof Dr Martin JÄNICKE, Founding Director Environmental Policy Research Center (FFU), Freie Universität Berlin

If you wish to attend this event please send an email to Wiebke Rabe rabe@hertie-school.org.