Environnement and International Relations

Scientific Coordination

Carola Kloeck (assistant professor, Sciences Po-CERI)
Adrien Estève
(docteur associé, Sciences Po-CERI)
Anaëlle Vergonjeanne (doctorante, Sciences Po-CERI)



Since 2013, the Center for International Studies (CERI) hosts a research group on environmental and climate-related issues. The “Environment and international relations” seminar lies at the heart of the research group and regularly hosts speakers from various disciplinary and thematic horizons. Upcoming sessions are listed on the right side of the page. Below, the “archive” section presents information on past sessions.

After a long break due to the ongoing pandemic, we are glad to announce that the seminar has re-started! Due to the current situation, we moved all sessions online. If you register for one of our events, you will receive a Zoom link shortly before the session starts. We hope that we will be able to host on-site events at the beginning of the next academic year. We will do our best to maintain a hybrid format and allow remote connections.

The seminar usually takes place every month at the Center for International Studies (CERI) in Paris (28, rue des Saints-Pères, 75007), mostly on Wenesday from 5 to 6.30 pm.

The seminar is now a member of the Paris Research Centre, a component of the Earth System Governance network. The network gathers researchers from all over the world, especially social scientists, who take interest in environmental governance and sustainability.


Contact Adrien Esteve to be registered on our networks


Séminaire Environnement et Relations Internationales Calendrier de séances 2023-2024
Centre des Recherches Internationales (CERI), Sciences Po Paris

le séminaire a normalement lieu le mercredi de 17h à 18h30, au CERI (28 rue St Pères), salle S.1 ;
il y a l’option de participation virtuelle sur demande.


Séance 1 | 26 septembre 2023 (mardi !) 
Benito Muller (Oxford University) : Innovative Sources of Climate Finance
The aim of this Seminar showcase a couple of innovative sources of climate finance for the Adaptation Fund and the Loss and Damage Fund of the Paris Agreement, in particular two types of International Climate Solidarity Levies, namely an air-ticket levy (modelled after the French solidarity levy for UNITAID), and a Share of Proceeds from the Voluntary Carbon Market (modelled on the SOP in Art. 6.4 of the Paris Agreement).
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Séance 2 | 25 octobre 2023
Thomas Bernauer (ETH Zurich) : « Outsourcing » environmental impacts of consumption : Sustainability Governance of Global Supply Chains
The first part of the presentation will focus on the extent to which high-income democratic countries are “outsourcing” environmental impacts of consumption to other countries via global supply chains. It will also shed light on the main policy instruments that are, thus far, used in trying to mitigate such outsourcing. The second part will then center on political obstacles to internalizing environmental impacts of consumption, with a focus on research results from choice experiments on consumer and citizen preferences on sustainability governance of global supply chains.

Séance 3 | 8 novembre 2023
Brendan Coolsaet (FNRS/UCLouvain) : Exploring environmental justice in France: Evidence, movements, and ideas
Valérie Deldrève (INRAE) 
This presentation explores the distinctiveness of French and francophone approaches to environmental justice. We first take stock of the empirical evidence of environmental injustices and inequalities in France. We then introduce some of the theoretical origins and discuss some of the main insights from the French literature in light of contemporary environmental justice scholarship.

Séance 4 | 21 février 2024
Marian Feist (Hertie School of Governance) : Negotiating the Green Climate Fund : Lessons for International Climate Cooperation
The Green Climate Fund (GCF), the largest dedicated climate finance institution, offers important lessons for the new loss-and-damage fund that is currently being created. This presentation takes a look back at the GCF negotiations. Why was there a push for a new fund? What has characterised its political dynamics?
What can it teach us about the structural and procedural challenges in other issue areas?

Séance 5 | 10 avril 2024
Marc Ringel (PSIA, Sciences Po Paris) : European Green Deal: assessing previous national commitments
The European Green Deal rests on the implementation of key energy and climate directives such as the energy efficiency directive or the renewable energy directives. In addition, Member States need to coordinate policies and measures in their updated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). This contribution takes stock of the existing commitments that will allow to discuss the implementation and potential future of the Green Deal.


Evénements passés

Programme et calendrier d’activités pour l’année académique 2022-2023

Séance 1 | 04 octobre 2022

GIEC : La voix du climat

  • Intervenante : Kari de Pryck (Université de Genève)
  • Discutant : Luis Rivera-Velez (Université de Lausanne)

Séance 2 | 25 octobre 2022

Quo Vadis COP ? The Future of Climate Summits

  • Intervenant : Benito Müller (Oxford University)
  • Discutante : Neringa Mataitytė (Vilnius University)

Séance 3 | 22 novembre 2022

La mobilisation du secteur philanthropique européen pour le climat

  • Intervenante : Anne Monier (ESSEC)
  • Discutant : Edouard Morena (University of London Institute in Paris)

Séance 4 | 21 février 2023

La négociation du traité de la haute mer et l’influence des États latino-américains et caribéens

  • Intervenant : Kévin Parthenay (Université de Tours)
  • Discutant : Tiago Pires da Cruz (Sciences Po Bordeaux)

Séance 5 | 21 mars 2023

Global mobilization vs. local contestation of knowledge in sustainability governance : An analysis of transnational sustainability networks

  • Intervenante : Ulrike Zeigermann (Université de Würzburg, Allemagne)
  • Discutante : Kari de Pryck (University of Geneva)

La séance aura lieu en format hybride, organisée en partenariat avec Civica

Séance 6 | 18 avril 2023

Exceptionally wicked? How dilemmas in climate activism relate to the super-wicked nature of climate change

  • Intervenant : Joost de Moor (CEE, Sciences Po Paris)
  • Discutant : Maxime Gaborit (Université de St Louis, Belgique/Sciences Po Paris)

Séance 7 | 2 mai 2023

L’océanisation des politiques publiques environnementales

  • Intervenante : Gaëlle Ronsin (ENS-PSL)
  • Discutante : Claire Duboscq (Sciences Po Paris)

Séance 8 | 31 mai 2023

Exploring environmental justice in France: Evidence, movements, and ideas

  • Intervenant : Brendan Coolsaet (FNRS/UCLouvain)
  • Discutante : Anaëlle Vergonjeanne (CERI, Sciences Po Paris)

Séance 9 | 05 juin 2023

Les engagements écologiques des acteurs religieux

  • Intervenant : Sylvie Ollitrault (ISP Nanterre) et Lucas Faure (Mesopolhis)

Evénement organisé en partenariat avec le Centre méditerranéen de sociologie, de science politique et d’histoire (MESOPOLHIS, UMR 7064) et le Groupe de recherche sur l'écologie politique (GREP) de l'Association Française de Science Politique (AFSP).


Sauf indication contraire, les séances ont lieu en présentiel au CERI (28 rue St Pères, 75006 Paris).


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