Stephen Minas is an Assistant Professor at the School of Transnational Law, Peking University, China, and Senior Research Fellow in the Transnational Law Institute at King's College London, UK. Vassilis Ntousas is the International Relations Policy Advisor at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Belgium.
Thanks for this great book. Climate politics has become the crucial field to win a future or lose track. A brave new world is being shaped and Europe cannot miss its chance to become a pivotal player. Time has come to dilute our differences and stress European common values and shared perceptions of the challenges ahead of us. Equity, social justice, environmental limits and distributional policies are the key parameters to gain confidence in a shared prosperity. They deserve full political engagement. Teresa Ribera, Minister of Climate Change, Energy and Environment, Spain At a time when international climate policy is resetting itself to implement the Paris Agreement, EU Climate Diplomacy: Politics, Law and Negotiations is an important contribution that offers valuable insights on the European Union's leadership on its approach to climate change. - Martijn Wilder AM, Partner, Baker & McKenzie, Australia While the EU's political clout has dwindled, it often led the international climate negotiations by good example. Its strategy to accommodate the US, however, has backfired. The book is, therefore, crucial to understand the EU's current role and also a timely assessment of the way forward. Dr Christoph Schwarte, Executive Director, Legal Response Initiative, UK This book is for me a great contribution to the discussions in the foreign policy domain at EU level, as I am introducing climate diplomacy as a topic into the European Parliament. As climate is a crucial Sustainable Development Goal, Europe has to deliver internally and externally and this book greatly complements this reflection process. Arne Lietz MEP, Member of the European Parliament for the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, Germany An extremely valuable, grounded and timely contribution to climate diplomacy policy and practice knowledge. [It] provides an excellent, wide ranging overview and analysis of learning from recent EU political and legal negotiations, debates and strategies. John Wiseman, Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia EU leadership has perhaps never been more important to global climate politics, yet Europe is gripped by economic, social and political challenges that threaten its leadership potential. This timely volume offers insightful and refreshingly joined-up analysis of the EU's climate-diplomatic opportunities and constraints in the shadow of these wider challenges. Fergus Green, London School of Economics & Political Science, UK Extracts from reviews: [T]his volume of essays is a welcome addition to the literature on EU climate change policy, law, and diplomacy, thanks to its empirical richness. - Lisanne Groen, Climate Law journal. The book offers readers a bigger picture of the EU's strategy for addressing climate change in the 21st Century through the lens of international law. - Council of the European Union Library blog.