CONNECT engages in the Indian-European Multi-Level Climate Governance Research Network (IECGN)

March 12, 2014 in News by Marija Isailovic

In efforts to identify constraints and opportunities in strengthening responses to climate change on multiple levels of governance in India and EU and generate knowledge regarding conceptual, methodological and empirical developments in this area, CONNECT becomes engaged in the Indian-European Multi-Level Climate Governance Research Network (IECGN). IECGN is a collaborative research network of leading Indian and European academic institutions in the research of climate governance partnering with the Environmental Policy Research Center, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin; Faculty of Policy and Planning, TERI University, New Delhi; Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam; Global Change Programme, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Pondicherry University. 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.