Newsletter No 1 March 2014

IVM joins the Indian-European Multi-Level Climate Governance Research Network (IECGN)

The IVM joined efforts with the Environmental Policy Research Center, Freie Universität Berlin; Faculty of Policy and Planning, TERI University, New Delhi; Global Change Programme, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Pondicherry University in creating the Indian-European Multi-Level Climate Governance Research Network (IECGN).


The research focuses on understanding how the bottom up responses at lower levels of governance such as federal states, cities and municipalities interact with climate policy frameworks coming from the national and supranational levels in India and the EU. The main aim is to identify constraints and opportunities in strengthening responses to climate change on multiple levels of governance and generate knowledge regarding conceptual, methodological and empirical developments in this area.
Launched in January 2013 in New Delhi, IECGN grew to include a number of distinguished scholars engaged in catalyzing research on many critical themes related to multi-level climate governance including the role of different set of actors, such as cities, social movements, industries, as well as identifying climate governance as a cross-cutting theme within other areas of research such as energy transitions, food security and sustainable development, among others. After two successful events organized in New Delhi and Kolkata in 2013, a number of workshops and conferences will be organized in partner countries with the aim of generating collaborative research and exchange of knowledge among the participants.

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Author: Marija Isailovic