In my PhD project, I use process tracing to understand why the EU failed to effectively reform the European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). From the beginning, the EU was aware of the weaknesses of its ETS but the periodic reforms did not correct these shortcomings. My project aims at understanding how the legitimacy crisis that might have emerged from the financial crisis has prevented the EU from responding appropriately.
- Supervisor: Christopher Lord, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo
- Co-supervisors: Peter Bursens, University of Antwerp and Espen D. H. Olsen, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo
- Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin
After my studies in European politics and human rights law, I worked for the Ligue des droits de l'Homme in Brussels. I also spent two years as an assistant teacher in political science and international relations at the Université Saint-Louis. Nationality: Belgian.
- MA in European Politics (Euromasters), University of Bath/Humboldt University Berlin
- MA in Human Rights Law, Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles
- BA in Political Science, Université libre de Bruxelles
Becoming a presenter with impact
As part of PLATO's training programme, the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Sciences Po Paris hosted a three-day training in giving scientific presentations. Focusing on presentation skills through intensive rehearsal early on in a doctorate quickly proved its value.
What happened after the financial crisis?
Fifteen young researchers from all over Europe are starting their PhDs this fall, all with the same question: Did the financial crisis lead to a crisis that now calls into question the very existence of the European Union?
An update on EU climate policy: recent developments and expectations
Claire Godet contributes a chapter on recent developments and challenges of the EU's climate policy in the book EU Environmental Governance, published with Routledge.
Critique as an opportunity for legitimation: the case of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme
Criticisms directed at the European Union (EU) and its institutions over the past decade have often been interpreted as a sign of fundamental weakness. However, using the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) as an example, Claire Godet argues that contestation should not be seen as a sign of failure, but rather as an opportunity for justification.
Post-Crisis Democracy in Europe blog, 23 February 2020
Claire Godet on ETS negotiations at Euroacademia conference
Claire Godet discussed her study of stakeholders involved in the Emissions Trading System negotiations at a Euroacademia conference on 26 January 2019.
EU legitimacy, socialisation and corruption at the International Conference of Europeanists
Three PLATO PhDs will present papers at the 26th International Conference of Europeanists in Madrid, 20-22 June 2019, the world’s largest annual gathering of Europe experts.
Synthesising research findings (RTC4)
ESRs will be presenting their contribution to the PLATO anthology and their overall research results, with an emphasis on the first.