Claire Godet

Legitimate despite the quarrel: the EU’s legitimation troubles in the negotiations of the Emissions Trading System

ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo

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Current position

Academic Skills Specialist at the University of Luxembourg and Head of Research at the International Sustainable Finance Centre

PhD project

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


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Published Sep. 21, 2017 3:15 PM - Last modified Jan. 5, 2022 11:25 AM