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
Russian nuclear energy diplomacy and its implications for energy security in the context of the war in UkrainePublication : Academic article | 2023
Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, the possibility of reducing Europe’s energy dependence on Russian resources has been hotly debated. Th1
More than just a petrol station: Norway's contribution to European Union's green strategic autonomyPublication : Policy Brief | 2023
The past five years have seen far-reaching changes in international politics and trade, all of which forced European policymakers to reconsider the r1
Net-zero or phase out? Stakeholder views on just transitions pathways for oil and gas in NorwayPublication : Policy brief | 2022
In this policy brief, authors David Jordhus-Lier, Camilla Houeland, Heikki Eidsvoll Holmås, Kacper Szulecki, Peder Ressem Østring and Kendra Dupuy do1
Populism, historical discourse and foreign policy: the case of Poland’s Law and Justice governmentPublication : Academic article | 2020
This article analyses how, in Poland, the populist political orientation of the ruling party (Law and Justice—PiS) has coloured the historical discou1
Does security push democracy out of energy governance?Publication | 2022
Projects All projects
The pulling power of Paris: Unpacking the role of ‘pledge & review’ in climate governance (PullP)Research project | 2022 (Ongoing)
Will the Paris Agreement deliver on its promise and will the international community be able to avoid dangerous climate change? This project analyses the role of the governance architecture of the Par...
Norway and the EU towards 2030Research 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
Building Sustainable Democracy in Latin America and the CaribbeanEventWed 8 Mar 2023Time: 09:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI/Livestream to Facebook and Youtube
How can the Escazú Agreement contribute to democracy building?
After COP27, in what direction does climate cooperation go?EventThu 15 Dec 2022Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI/Livestream to Facebook and Youtube
From 6 to 18 November hundreds of policymakers, diplomats and experts met in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, for the largest annual gathering on climate action (COP27). We invite you to a seminar which will present the main outcomes of the summit and discuss the directions in which international climate cooperation is heading.
Is delay the new denial in climate policy?EventThu 22 Sep 2022Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
With the decline of open climate denialism – is delay the new denial?
Webinar: Europe’s green transition – Opportunities and barriers for EU-Norway cooperationEventThu 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
New research group on climate and energy at NUPI28 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.
Climate and energy24 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