Jonas Schoenefeld

University of East Anglia

Research Associate

Throughout my higher education (BA, Middlebury College, USA; MPhil, University of Oxford, UK) I have focused on sustainability and particularly climate change from a social science perspective. I am currently pursuing a PhD on climate policy evaluation with Opens external link in new windowProfessor Andy Jordan at the Opens external link in new windowTyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. I joined the Institute for Political Science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt as a research and teaching fellow with Opens internal link in current windowProf. Dr. Kai Schulze in October 2016. Since April 2017, I am a research fellow with Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterProf. Dr. Michèle Knodt, where I contribute to the Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterKopernikus Projecton the European Energy Union. My research focuses on energy, climate, and environmental politics and especially polycentric governance and policy monitoring evaluation.

Research Interests

  • Energy, climate, and environmental politics
  • Policy monitoring and evaluation
  • Polycentric governance
  • Deliberative democracy
  • Climate change values, attitudes and behavior

Networks and Service

  • Viviane Gravey and I founded the Opens external link in new windowEnvironmental Europe? Blog in December 2013 in order to make environment and climate change politics research insights available to a broader audience. We regularly analyze current developments in environmental politics and link these with research insights.

Publication name:  Jonas J. Schoenefeld
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Journal Articles
Schoenefeld, Jonas, Mikael Hildén und Andrew Jordan. 2016. The Challenges of Monitoring National Climate Policy: Learning Lessons from the EU. Climate Policy. Online first: Opens external link in new
Tosun, Jale und Jonas Schoenefeld. 2016. Collective Climate Action and Networked Climate Governance. WIRES Climate Change. Online first: Opens external link in new window
Jordan, Andrew, Dave Huitema, Mikael Hildén, Harro van Asselt, Tim Rayner, Jonas Schoenefeld et al. 2015. Emergence of Polycentric Climate Governance and its Future Prospects. Nature Climate Change 5: 977-982.
Schoenefeld, Jonas und Michelle McCauley. 2016. Local is not Always Better: the Impact of Climate Information on Values, Behavior and Policy Support. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 6(4): 724–732.

Policy Brief
Steinbacher, Karoline und Jonas Schoenefeld. 2015. Governing the EU 2030 Renewables Target: What Role for Regional Governance? INOGOV Policy Brief. Verfügbar unter: Opens external link in new

Book Reviews
Schoenefeld, Jonas. 2016. National Climate Policy: a Multi-field Approach. Environmental Politics, 25 (2): 389-391.
Schoenefeld, Jonas. 2014. Media Meets Climate: The Global Challenge for Journalism. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 22 (3): 352-354.
Schoenefeld, Jonas. 2014. EU Climate Policy: Industry, Policy Interaction and External Environment. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 22 (2): 208-210.

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