Project

The political economy of the trade-climate nexus in the European Union: Under which conditions does the EU use trade instruments at the service of climate policies?

Duration
01 October 2016 → 25 October 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
Keywords
EU trade policy political economy EU climate policy
 
Project description

We want to characterize and explain the EU’s stance in the trade-climate nexus from a political science perspective. The reasons for (not) taking certain decisions about trade measures to fight climate change will be studied, through analysing and comparing six cases. We will collect data mainly via interviews and primary sources, and use process tracing as our research method.