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Dr. Jonas Schoenefeld is a Reserach Associate at the Institute of Political Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt/Germany and a Visiting Researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia/UK. He focuses on enviornment, climate and energy politics.

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The EU’s challenge with renewable energy expansion: What is the way forward?

Jonas Schoenefeld |

The EU is facing a key challenge in climate and energy governance. It has agreed to address climate change under the Paris Agreement, and put forward increasingly ambitious policy targets for 2020, 2030 and 2050. However, it is increasingly struggling to fulfil them. The European Green Deal and the proposed European Climate Law reinforce the […]

Is The Paris Agreement on Shaky Legs? How to Ensure Successful Implementation

Jonas Schoenefeld |

What is needed to make the Paris Agreement a success? This blog post focuses on one of the most central but underappreciated elements – the periodic reviews of progress.  States must of course make ambitious and credible contributions in the first place.  But if there is no system to ensure that they are monitored and […]

Lessons from European Climate Monitoring Crucial for Paris Agreement Success

Jonas Schoenefeld |

As the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) in Marrakech draws to a close, it is becoming increasingly clear that credible monitoring and transparency procedures are urgently needed. Otherwise national pledges to address climate change in the spirit of the 2015 Paris Agreement will not build sufficient global trust. The 2015 […]

Is the EU as green as it used to be?

Jonas Schoenefeld |

With the referendum on UK EU membership fast approaching, both the Leave and Remain campaigns have put forward their views on the future of environmental policy in the UK and its relationship with the EU. This political debate raises a number of questions:  how green is the European Union; how effective or in some cases […]

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