Global Governance Institute


Global Environmental Sustainability

This thematic engages with the rapidly changing structure of global environmental governance, with a view to identifying practical ways to galvanise transformative action for sustainability.

Global Environmental Sustainability
Tackling environmental sustainability is perhaps the most pressing global public policy challenge. This research cluster engages with the cutting-edge scholarship that is redefining understandings of global environmental governance, illustrating the shifting architecture of structures, actors and processes, and the increasing salience of dyadic relations within meta-regime complexes. Recent GGI events and activities have focused, for instance, upon the impact of climate change on small island nations, the prospects for climate governance after the Paris Agreement, the contested politics of climate change induced loss and damage, and the potential of 'green finance'. 

Related publications, articles and events:

Environmental Justice in a Changing Climate

Panel Discussion: Environmental Justice in a Changing Climate

Just Transition to a Green Economy

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Policy Brief: Climate Change Loss and Damage


Just Green Transformations: The Role of the State  

Light bulb on green grass

Workshop: Implementing the Paris Agreement

EUI-GGI Workshop: Implementing the Paris Agreement

GGI Explainer: The Paris Agreement