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Environmental NGOs: pushing for leadership

Connelly, James; Wurzel, Rudi


James Connelly

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Professor Rudi Wurzel
Professor of Comparative European Politics and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Studies.


James Connelly

Duncan Liefferink


Surprisingly little scholarly attention has been paid to the role which environmental non-governmental organisations (ENGOs) have played in EU climate change politics, although there are exceptions (e.g. Long et al. 2002; Wurzel and Connelly 2011a; Schoenefeld 2014). This stands in contrast to a reasonably extensive literature on ENGOs in EU environmental policy in general (e.g. Long 1998; Adelle and Anderson 2013). This chapter starts with an overview of the historical development of climate change-related activities by Brussels-based ENGOs. It then assesses the four main themes of this book, namely leadership, multi-level and polycentric governance, policy instruments and the low-carbon economy.


Connelly, J., & Wurzel, R. (2016). Environmental NGOs: pushing for leadership. In R. K. Wurzel, J. Connelly, & D. Liefferink (Eds.), The European Union in International Climate Change Politics: Still Taking a Lead?, 221-236. Routledge

Online Publication Date Nov 25, 2016
Publication Date Nov 14, 2016
Deposit Date May 16, 2019
Pages 221-236
Series Title Routledge Studies in European Foreign Policy
Book Title The European Union in International Climate Change Politics: Still Taking a Lead?
Chapter Number 15
ISBN 9781138647183
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