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Background

Robert received an MA in Politics and Diplom-Volkswirt (MSc Economics) from Munich University and gained a DPhil in International Relations from Oxford University (Nuffield College). He has published widely on topics relating to global environmental politics and climate policy, among others. His most recent books are The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) and Business Power and Conflict in International Environmental Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

In 2006-07, he was a visiting scholar at Harvard University. Before joining LSE, Robert held academic positions at the universities of Oxford, Kent and Essex.

Robert has expansive experience of executive education and has undertaken consultancy and advisory work for private and public sector organisations, including the Department for International Development (UK), European Commission,European Environment Agency and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany).

Research interests

  • International political economy;
  • Global environmental politics;
  • International climate policy;
  • Multinational corporations;
  • Risk regulation;
  • Global governance.

Research

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The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of global policy on climate and the environment. It combines the strengths of an interdisciplinary team of experts from around the world to explore current debates and the latest thinking in the search for global environmental solutions. Read more

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Books

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The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of global policy on climate and the environment. It combines the strengths of an interdisciplinary team of experts from around the world to explore current debates and the latest thinking in the search for global environmental solutions. Read more

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The ‘Rio+20’ UN conference will take place in June, two decades after the ‘Earth Summit’ in Rio de Janeiro. What will it take to make environmental sustainability a global reality? This event marks the publication of a special issue of International Affairs on ‘Rio+20 and the global environment: reflections on theory and practice’. The event is taking place on Thursday 31 May 2012, from 6.30 to 8pm, at LSE. Read more

Dr Falkner’s article, 'Private Environmental Governance and International Relations: exploring the links' (Global Environmental Politics 3:2, 2003), has been included in the list of 50 influential journal articles published in MIT Press journals, in honour of the Press’ 50th anniversary. Dr Falkner is in the International Relations Department at LSE and also a Grantham associate. Read more

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