ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS & POLICY NETWORK
The Environmental Policy and Politics Network (EPPN) was created in 2012 to provide a platform for those with an interest in environmental politics/policy to discuss themes and matters of common interest.
The functions of the Environment Policy and Politics Network are as follows:
The establishment of the Network follows the discontinuation of the Australasian Ecopolitics Association, the conduit for the organisation of Ecopolitics conferences in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, and the creation of similar group in the Australian Political Science Association.
The EPPN postgraduate prize is awarded annually for the best environmental politics/policy paper presented at the annual NZPSA/TKTToA conference. The aim of the prize is to stimulate and recognize the work of excellent postgraduate researchers working on issues of environmental policy, political ecology, environmental governance and justice.
The Environmental Politics and Policy Network is responsible for organising a plenary panel on climate change politics and policy at the 2022 NZPSA/TKTToA Conference. Lisa Ellis, David Hall, Nevada Huaki-Foote, and Bronwyn Hayward will present at the plenary panel, Climate Change Politics, Communication and Policy: Where to Next?
The EPPN hosted a virtual workshop on December 10 in 2020, with the theme: Environmental transitions: Politics, governance and discourses. The workshop was split into four sessions that explored different aspects of environmental transitions:
A special issue on environmental politics in Political Science titled “Transitioning to environmental sustainability: politics, institutions, discourses, economic visions," edited by Sam Crawley and Valentina Dinica, was published in 2022.
Articles were based on a number of presentations made at the virtual workshop, Environmental transitions: Politics, governance and discourses, in 2020.
The network is mainly aimed at academics, research professionals and postgraduate students. Undergraduate students with an interest in environmental politics and policy are welcome.
If you’d like to join the network and have your details listed on this page, please contact the Network Convenor, Professor Priya Kurian.
Dr. Flavia Donadelli, Victoria University of Wellington
Dr. Patrick Flamm, Victoria University of Wellington
Dr. David Hall, Auckland University of Technology
Professor Bronwyn Hayward, University of Canterbury
Professor Janine Hayward, University of Otago
Dr. Olli Hellmann, University of Waikato
Dr. Karen Hytten, Massey University
Professor Priya Kurian, University of Waikato
Associate Professor Julie MacArthur, Royal Roads University
Dr. Sylvia Nissen, University of Lincoln
Associate Professor Jane Verbitsky, Auckland University of Technology