The Climate and Environmental Policy Chair’s team consider how different actors, societies, and cultures deal with environmental and energy conflicts. We also think about the various factors that lead to different national policy responses to common problems and the reasons why some countries tend to lead internationally on the political front or to be especially innovative in their technological, societal, and policy responses. We are interested in how political processes can stimulate sustainability transitions, mediate conflict, and set frameworks which are conducive to sub-national and international action.
The Environmental and Climate Policy Chair is one of the largest centers for the study of environmental, energy, and climate policies at a German university as well as in Europe. A large number of PhD and MSc students are pursuing their studies through our program. The Environmental and Climate Policy Chair cooperates especially closely with the team of Professor Stefan Wurster and offers joint events, workshops, and courses.