Kacper Szulecki is a Research Professor in International Climate Governance at NUPI, and a fellow at the Include – Centre for socially inclusive energy transitions hosted by the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo. He studied international relations, political sociology, psychology and linguistics in Warsaw, Oslo, Amsterdam, and Konstanz. His main research interests are energy, climate and environmental politics, dissent and protest as well as intra-European migration. He has edited several volumes, including “Energy Security in Europe” (Palgrave 2018), and published two monographs. His work appeared in, among others, Governance, Climate Policy, Journal of European Public Policy, Energy Research and Social Science, and Environmental Politics (Best Article 2018).
2012 Dr. rer. soc. in political sociology, University of Konstanz
2008 M.Sc. in International Relations (specialization: Global Environmental Governance), VU Amsterdam
2019 Researcher (professor competence in 2020), Dept of Political Science, UiO
2019 Guest researcher, Department of History and Civilization, EUI Florence
2017 Visiting Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI Florence
2014-2018 Assistant professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Oslo
2013 Guest researcher, Dept. of Climate Policy, DIW Berlin 2013-2014 Dahrendorf Fellow, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
2008-2012 Researcher, Cluster of Excellence "Cultural Foundations of Integration", University of Konstanz
2008 Intern, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU Amsterdam
Publications All publications
A functional approach to decentralization in the electricity sector: learning from community choice aggregation in CaliforniaPublication : Academic chapter | 2022
Decentralization of the electricity sector has mainly been studied in relation to its infrastructural aspect, particularly location and size of the g1
How to design EU-level contingency plans for gas shortages? Evidence from behavioural economics, policy research and past experiencePublication : Scientific Article | 2022
In this policy report, we lay out suggestions for the European Union to prepare for possible cuts in gas supply from Russia in the context of the war1
Interpreting cyber-energy-security events: experts, social imaginaries, and policy discourses around the 2016 Ukraine blackoutPublication : Research Article | 2022
We analyse the expert debate around a cyber attack in 2016 that caused an electric power blackout in Ukraine. Two expert reports were crucial for int1
Publication : Popular scientific article | 2022
The European Commission has announced far-reaching reforms to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Among the proposals constituting1
Publication : Academic article | 2016
‘Energy democracy’ has evolved from a slogan used by activists demanding a greater say in energy-related decision-making to a term used in policy doc1
Projects All projects
Research project | 2022 - 2023 (Ongoing)
This project takes a closer look at developments on key areas in the relationship between Norway and the EU towards 2030....
Events All events
EventThu 22 Sept 2022Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
With the decline of open climate denialism – is delay the new denial?
EventThu 16 Jun 2022Time: 12:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Microsoft Teams
To what extent Norway is an important element of the Commission’s vision of transition under the EGD, in which sectors beyond oil and gas are Norway’s contributions expected and welcome, and what obstacles to this partnership exist due to its non-member status?
Green finance in the Global South – can it help combat climate change and aid sustainable development?EventMon 30 May 2022Time: 16:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI/Livestream to Facebook and Youtube
How can climate investments contribute to fight climate change and at the same time create just and sustainable development?
Articles All articles
28 Feb 2022
‘The ambition of the group is to be a driver for NUPI research on climate and energy issues,’ says Indra Øverland, head of the new research group.
24 Jan 2022
How is the international climate regime evolving? What are the implications of climate policy and the transition to clean energy for international po1