Lisanne Groen

Dr. Lisanne Groen

Associate Researcher

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Dr. Lisanne Groen is currently based in Tokyo, Japan, where she works as a JSPS-UNU postdoctoral researcher on ‘European low carbon technology transfer policies’ at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). You can also reach her at: groen@unu.edu. 

Lisanne joined the IES in April 2012. She was a junior researcher in the Environment and Sustainable Development cluster. She worked on a PhD project funded by the Flemish Research Foundation FWO, entitled: “Understanding the Changing Effectiveness of the European Union in International Biodiversity and Climate Change Governance”. Her promoter was Prof. Dr. Sebastian Oberthür. She obtained her PhD in political science on 13 October 2016.

In January 2015 Lisanne was awarded a grant by the European International Studies Association (EISA) to organise a Young Researchers' Workshop on the EU in multilateral negotiations.

Lisanne obtained a BA in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam (2007) and a MSc in Political Science (cum laude) (programme: “European Union in a Global Order”) from the University of Amsterdam, Graduate School of Social Sciences (2010). The title of her Master Thesis is: “EU Actorness under political pressure at the UNFCCC COP15 climate change negotiations”. After her graduation she worked as a research assistant of Prof. Dr. Arne Niemann (University of Mainz), as a research intern at the IES (for the Environment and Sustainable Development cluster) and as a trainee at the European Commission (DG Agriculture: International Unit (Canada, United States, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand) on Free Trade Agreements).

 

Profile and Publications

 


Chapters

  • GROEN, Lisanne. 2015. European Foreign Policy on the Environment and Climate Change, in: K.E. Jorgensen et al. (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, London: SAGE, pp. 884-897. Link
  • GROEN, Lisanne, NIEMANN, Arne (University of Mainz), OBERTHÜR, Sebastian. 2013. The EU's Role in International Climate Change Policy-Making: A Global Leader in Decline?, in: Boening, A., Kremer, J.F. and Van Loon, A. (eds.), Global Power Europe - Vol. 2. Policies, Actions and Influence of the EU's External Relations, Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 37-54 Link
  • GROEN, Lisanne & OBERTHÜR, Sebastian. 2012. Global environmental institutions, in Jørgensen, Knud Erik and Verlin Laatikainen, Katie (eds.), Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions. Performance, Policy, Power, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 282-293 Link
  • GROEN, Lisanne & NIEMANN, Arne (University of Mainz). 2012. Challenges in EU external climate change policy-making in the early post-Lisbon era: the UNFCCC Copenhagen negotiations, in Cardwell, Paul James (ed.), EU External Relations: Law and Policy in the Post-Lisbon Era, The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press, pp. 315-333 Link

Conference Papers

  • OBERTHÜR, Sebastian & GROEN, Lisanne. 2016. The Performance of the European Union towards the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, paper presented at the EU in International Affairs V Conference, 11-13 May 2016, Brussels, Belgium
  • GROEN, Lisanne. 2015. The increased effectiveness of the European Union in the Convention on Biological Diversity over time – when activities and context match, paper presented at the EISA (European International Studies Association) Young Researchers’ Workshop on 'The European Union in Multilateral Negotiations', Catania, Italy, 22 September 2015.
  • GROEN, Lisanne. 2015. Measuring and explaining the effectiveness (goal achievement) of the European Union in the Convention on Biological Diversity over time – what role for issue-specific power?, paper presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) 56th Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 18-21 February 2015.
  • GROEN, Lisanne. 2014. The European Union’s effectiveness as a negotiator in the Convention on Biological Diversity over time – measuring and explaining, paper presented at the UACES 44th Annual Conference, 1-3 September 2014, Cork, Ireland. Link
  • GROEN, Lisanne & OBERTHÜR, Sebastian. 2014. EU Performance in International Institutions: Towards a More Comprehensive Assessment of Effectiveness, paper presented at the EU in International Affairs IV Conference, 22-24 May 2014, Brussels, Belgium
  • GROEN, Lisanne & OBERTHÜR, Sebastian. 2013. EU Performance in Multilateral Institutions, paper presented at the 8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 18-21 September 2013, Warsaw, Poland
  • GROEN, Lisanne & SHAHIN, Jamal. 2013. EU Performance in Multilateral Institutions: From 'Simple (1.0)' to 'Sophisticated Effectiveness (2.0)', paper presented at the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) 13th Biennial Convention, 9-11 May 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • GROEN, Lisanne & SHAHIN, Jamal. 2013. Conceptualising EU performance, paper prepared for the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, 3-6 April 2013, San Francisco, California, USA
  • GROEN, Lisanne & NIEMANN, Arne (University of Mainz). 2012. Assessing the relationship between EU actorness, the opportunity structure and EU effectiveness in EU external relations: the case of the Copenhagen climate negotiations, paper presented at the 3rd EUIA conference, 3-5 May 2012, Brussels, Belgium
  • GROEN, Lisanne & NIEMANN, Arne (University of Mainz). 2011. The European Union at the Copenhagen Climate Negotiations: A Case of Contested EU Actorness and Effectiveness, paper presented at the 41st UACES conference, 5-7 September 2011, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • GROEN, Lisanne & NIEMANN, Arne (University of Mainz). 2011. EU actorness and effectiveness under political pressure at the Copenhagen climate change negotiations, paper presented at the 18th Conference of Europeanists, 20-22 June 2011, Barcelona, Spain
  • GROEN, Lisanne & NIEMANN, Arne (University of Mainz). 2011. EU actorness and effectiveness under political pressure at the Copenhagen climate change negotiations, paper presented at the EUSA 12th Biennial International Conference, 3-5 March 2011, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • GROEN, Lisanne & NIEMANN, Arne (University of Mainz). 2010. EU actorness under political pressure at the UNFCCC COP15 climate change negotiations, paper presented at the 40th UACES conference, 6-8 September 2010, Bruges, Belgium

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • OBERTHÜR, Sebastian & GROEN, Lisanne. 2016. The European Union and the Paris Agreement: leader, mediator, or bystander?, WIREs Climate Change, doi: 10.1002/wcc.445 Link
  • OBERTHÜR, Sebastian & GROEN, Lisanne. 2015. The Effectiveness Dimension of the EU's Performance in International Institutions: Toward a More Comprehensive Assessment Framework, Journal of Common Market Studies, 53 (6), pp. 1319-1335. Link
  • GROEN, Lisanne & NIEMANN, Arne (University of Mainz). 2013. The European Union at the Copenhagen climate negotiations: A case of contested EU actorness and effectiveness, International Relations, 27 (3), pp. 308-324. Link
  • GROEN, Lisanne, NIEMANN, Arne (University of Mainz), OBERTHÜR, Sebastian. 2012. The EU as a Global Leader? The Copenhagen and Cancun UN Climate Change Negotiations, Journal of Contemporary European Research, 8 (2), pp. 173‐191 Link

Articles, Essays & Reviews

  • DUPONT, Claire, GROEN, Lisanne, OBERTHÜR, Sebastian & SORIA RODRIGUEZ, Carlos. 2016. The UK in Environmental Policy: Common Responses to Common Problems, IES Policy Brief, 10/2016 Link
  • OBERTHÜR, Sebastian & GROEN, Lisanne. 2014. EU Performance in the International Climate Negotiations in 2013: Scope for Improvement, IES Policy Brief, 1/2014 Link

Commissioned Research & Policy Work

  • OBERTHÜR, Sebastian & GROEN, Lisanne. 2012. The EU and South Africa: Building Bridges, in Giovanni Grevi and Thomas Renard (eds.), Hot Issues, Cold Shoulders, Lukewarm Partners: EU Strategic Partnerships and Climate Change, Madrid: FRIDE/Academia Press, pp. 45-57 Link

Newspaper Op-eds & Online Commentary

  • GROEN, Lisanne. 2014. Witte rook op klimaatconferentie Lima, De Redactie (VRT), 14 December 2014 Link
  • GROEN, Lisanne. 2014. Ban Ki-moon New York Climate Summit - Comments on VRT Radio Nieuws - 23 September 2014 (8:00h and 22:00h news) Link
  • GROEN, Lisanne. 2014. "Klimaatvoorstel Europese Commissie schiet tekort met het oog op aankomende klimaattop in Parijs", opinion piece on website Clingendael, Netherlands Institute for International Relations, 28 February 2014. Link

Other Publications

  • GROEN, Lisanne. 2015. On the Road to Paris: How Can the EU Avoid Failure at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21)?, IAI Working Paper, 15/33, September 2015. Link
  • GROEN, Lisanne & NIEMANN, Arne (University of Mainz). 2012. The European Union at the Copenhagen Negotiations: A Case of Contested EU Actorness and Effectiveness, Mainz Papers on International and European Politics (MPIEP), March 2012 Link