Environment and democratic politics: actors, institutions and public opinions. An international workshop

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Date and place: 10th November 2023 Géopolis 2121, University of Lausanne

Organized by LIA-PARDUR with the collaboration of CIVIS and supported by the Institute of Political science - UNIL

Coordination: Oscar Mazzoleni, Eric Montigny and Antoine Lehmann


09:00-09.10 Welcome by UNIL: M. Fragnière, Centre de competence durabilité UNIL

09:10: 9:20 Introduction : Oscar Mazzoleni (UNIL) et Eric Montigny (UNILAVAL)


Part 1: Political Parties

09:20-09:40 Neil Carter (University of York) More or Less Green? An analysis of the changing political response of political parties to the environment

09:40: 10:00 Bernard Forchner (University of Leicester) Environmental politics and the far right: from climate obstruction to ethno-communal degrowth

10:00-10:30 General discussion

10:30-10:45 Coffee break


Part 2: Public policies

10:45-11:05 Edoardo Esposto & Giulio Moini (University Sapienza, Rome), A fourth pillar? Exploring the political dimension of sustainability

11:05-11:25 Emmanuelle Mathieu (UNIL), Renewable energy policies and the comeback of the state in electricity governance 

11:25-11:55 General Discussion


Part 3: Public opinion

13:45-14:05 Cecilia Biancalana (University of Turin) & Riccardo Ladini (University of Milan), The role of issue salience in the relationship between political orientation and climate change concern

14:05: 14:25 Robert A. Huber (University of Salzburg), Why do populists oppose climate action, and what can we do about it (ZOOM PRESENTATION)

14:25: 14:55 General Discussion

14:55-15:10 Coffee break

15:10-15:30 Yannick Dufresne and Jérémy Gilbert (UNILAVAL), How MPs frame environment issues. Evidence from Quebec and Switzerland (ZOOM PRESENTATION)

15:30-16:00 Oscar Mazzoleni et Eric Montigny, Conclusions and further collaborations


17:15 CIVIS Meeting



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