Standing Group activities 2023


This year’s ECPR Joint Sessions will take place at Sciences Po Toulouse and online (25-28 April 2023). You can screen the Academic Programme for interesting panels here. The submission deadline was January 9, 2023. 

Our Standing Group is endorsing a Workshop, which we would like to particularly highlight: “Towards a New Era of Environmental Risk Regulation in the EU? Analysing the EU Regulatory Approach in a Comparative Perspective” (TOU026), co-chaired by Sandra Eckert and Ronit Justo-Hanani.



The ECPR General Conference will take place at Charles University in Prague, 4-8 September 2023. The call for panel and paper proposals closed on 28 February 2023. Registration will open on 7 April 2023. You can get more information on the conference website.



Finally, we have three more online seminars in this spring term within our EPOSS series:

*”The missing movement on climate adaptation” on Thursday 13/04/2022, 15:00 – 16:30 (BST), Speaker: Joost de Moor.

*”Policy narratives of circular economy in the EU – Assessing the embeddedness of water and land in national action plans” on Thursday 04/05/2023, 15:00 – 16: 30 (BST), Speaker: Teresa Fidélis.

*”Ecosystem law & policy: Kant’s philosophical argument for the anticipatory regulation of environmental risk” on Thursday 01/06/2023, 15:00 – 16:30 (BST), Speaker: John Martin Gillroy

You can join the seminars after registering at myecpr with an account (free) and then for the seminar. Once registered, you will have access to all our seminars.


A recording of the seminar “Trajectories of Environmental Politics: A roundtable with the editors” (Thursday 13/10/2022) is available here.

A recording of the seminar “When ‘leave it in the ground’ went mainstream: causes and consequences of the politicization of oil and gas production in the UK and Norway (2021-22)” (Thursday 03/11/2022) is available here.

A recording of the seminar “Critical minerals, clean energy transition, and the European Union’s quest for strategic autonomy” (Thursday 01/12/2022) is available here.

A recording of the seminar “Carbon neutrality in media worldwide: the emergence of the new norm of the climate change regime” (Thursday 12/01/2023) is available here.

A recording of the seminar “‘Bigger than Brexit’: Exploring right-wing populism and net-zero policies in the United Kingdom” (Thursday 02/02/2023) is available here.

More recordings will follow. 


Standing Group activities 2022


After two years of digital meetings, ECPR and our Standing Group finally returned to meeting in-person! At this year’s ECPR Joint Sessions, which took place at the University of Edinburgh in April, we were present with two workshops: “Changing societies meet political inertia: common grounds for climate activists and populists?” organised by SG co-convener Carolin Zorell; and we co-sponsored the workshop “Policy Integration of Human Rights and the Environment in Global Sustainability Governance“, which was organised by Andrea Lenschow and Maria-Therese Gustafsson.



In August, the ECPR General Conference took place at the University of Innsbruck. Thanks to the efforts of the local hosts we had a fantastic conference experience. More information on the conference can be found on the conference website, and you can find out about the panels and papers that featured in our Environmental Politics section here.


Standing Group on Environmental Politics Online Seminar Series (EPOSS)

The final two online seminars in the spring term within our EPOSS series were:

Beyond the environmental state: strategies of decarbonizing states as owners” on Thursday 02/06/2022, 15:00 – 16:30 (BST), Speakers: Milan Babić and Adam Dixon from Maastricht University


Can we experiment ourselves out of the socio-ecological crisis? On the promises and pitfalls experimental governance, knowledge co-production and prefigurative politics” on Thursday 23/06/2022, 15:00 – 16:30 (BST), Speakers: Margaret Haderer and Hauke Dannemann from Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien)


You can join the seminars after registering at myecpr with an account (free) and then for the seminar. Once registered, you will have access to all our seminars.