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Research Centre Paris

About the Research Centre

The Paris Research Centre brings together researchers that study environmental questions across the social sciences at Sciences Po and its different institutes and units.

Sciences Po is an international research university, one of the key political sciences universities globally. Based in Paris and with campuses in other major French cities, Sciences Po has developed a transversal programme on Planetary Transformations, in order to integrate global environmental and social challenges in all its education and research components. CERI is SciencesPo’s Center for International Studies, France’s principal research center dedicated to the study of international/transnational relations and regional area studies. Based at Sciences Po, IDDRI is the Institute for sustainable development and international relations, an independent policy research institute (“think tank”) focusing on conditions and tools to put sustainable development at the heart of international relations and public and private policies.

Recent publications

Building Capabilities for Earth System Governance

This Element develops a new Strategic Capabilities Framework for studying and steering complex socio-ecological systems. It is driven by the…

Trade and the Environment: Drivers and Effects of Environmental Provisions in Trade Agreements

The mushrooming of trade agreements and their interlinkages with environmental governance calls for new research on the trade and environment…

The Politics of Deep Time

Human societies increasingly interact with processes on a geological or even cosmic timescale. Despite this recognition, we still lack a…

A Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19?: Government Investment in the Energy Transition during the Pandemic

Stimulus spending to address the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to either facilitate the…