Governance & Economic Aspects
For energy engineers and scientists it is of utmost importance to understand the policy framework of national, European and international energy governance as well as the modes of interaction between technology and society, in order to successfully introduce novel technology-based solutions.
Climate and energy policies are among the most complex issues in international relations.
Policy makers face a number of paradoxes and pitfalls, as the development of common norms such as sustainability, climate justice or energy security often interferes with individual interests of established and rising powers alike. Here also the involvement of non-state stakeholders, such as civil society and the business sector is important in order to guarantee forms of “good energy governance” that consider a broad range of deliberated interests.