Coming Up

LSE Debate ‘Protest and Power: Can Climate Activism Save the Planet?’, with Ed Miliband MP, James Murray and Farhana Yamin, 9 October, 18.30-20.00, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE.

Member of Economic Diplomacy Commission at LSE IDEAS, which will take evidence from stakeholders in 2019-2020.

Lectures on international climate policy at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 19-21 November 2019.


"Warum ich jetzt Brite werde", Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 25.2.2018.

Panelist on "Globalisation: Winners and Losers" podcast for BBC World Service Newshour Extra, 7 July 2017.

Interviewed for "How Business Leaders Learn To Spot Global Trends And Avoid Fake News"Forbes, 21 June 2017.

Blog: "Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement: what next for international climate policy?" International Affairs Blog, 5 June 2017.


LAtest ResearcH

NEW: Falkner, Robert (2019), ‘The Unavoidability of Justice - and Order - in International Climate Politics: From Kyoto to Paris and Beyond’, in: British Journal of Politics and International Relations, (21)2: 270-78 [link].

NEW: Falkner, Robert and Barry Buzan (2019), 'The Emergence of Environmental Stewardship as a Primary Institution of Global International Society'European Journal of International Relations, 25(1): 131-155 [link].* 

*Winner of the 2018 ISA English School Section's Outstanding Research Paper in the 'Senior Scholar' category. 

NEW: Chan, Sander, Robert Falkner, Matthew Goldberg and Harro van Asselt (2018), 'Effective and geographically balanced? An output-based assessment of non-state climate actions', in: Climate Policy 18(1): 24-35.

NEW: Falkner, Robert (2018), ‘Climate change, political economy and global energy policy’, in: Handbook of International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources, ed. by Caroline Kuzemko, Andreas Goldthau and Michael F. Keating (Cheltenham, Edward Elgar), pp. 77-88.

Selected Publications

Falkner, Robert (2016) 'The Paris Agreement and the New Logic of International Climate Politics', International Affairs 92(5), September, pp. 1107–1125.* 

Falkner, Robert (2016) 'A minilateral solution for global climate change? On bargaining efficiency, club benefits and international legitimacy', Perspectives on Politics 14(1), pp. 87-101.

Falkner, Robert (2014) 'Global Environmental Politics and Energy: Mapping the Research Agenda', in: Energy Research and Social Science, 1:1, pp. 188-97.

Falkner, Robert (2012) 'Global Environmentalism and the Greening of International Society', in: International Affairs, vol. 88, no. 3, pp. 503-22.

Falkner, Robert and Nico Jaspers (2012) 'Regulating Nanotechnologies: Risk, Uncertainty and the Global Governance Gap', in: Global Environmental Politics vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 30-55.

Falkner, Robert, Hannes Stephan and John Vogler (2010) 'International Climate Policy After Copenhagen: Towards a 'Building Blocks' Approach', in: Global Policy, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 252-62.

Falkner, Robert and Aarti Gupta (2009) 'The limits of regulatory convergence: globalization and GMO politics in the South', International Environmental Agreements, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 113-133.

Falkner, Robert (2008) Business Power and Conflict in International Environmental Politics  (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).

Falkner, Robert (2007) 'The Political Economy of 'Normative Power' Europe: EU Environmental Leadership in International Biotechnology Regulation', in: Journal of European Public Policy, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 507-526.

Falkner, Robert (2003) 'Private Environmental Governance and International Relations: Exploring the Links', in: Global Environmental Politics, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 72-87.


Robert Falkner

I am the Research Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and an Associate Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. At the LSE, I serve as the Academic Director of the TRIUM Global Executive MBA, an alliance between LSE, NYU Stern School of Business and HEC Paris. My research focuses on international political economy, global environmental politics, and the role of business in international relations. 

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