PECC Lab

Politics of the Environment and Climate Change
Royal Holloway, University of London

About the Lab

Welcome to the Politics of the Environment and Climate Change (PECC) Lab, at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Based in the Department of Politics and International Relations, the PECC Lab conducts academic research and outreach on the political dimensions of addressing environmental issues and climate change. We take a data driven approach to answering these questions, utilising methods for causal inference, experiments, and machine learning.

We also hold a regular speaker series and, in partnership with the Environmental Politics and Governance Network, we organise the EPG Online academic research seminar attended by academics from all over the world.

Research

The PECC Lab uses a data-driven approach to academic research on the politics environment and climate change. To answers questions on these topics we utilise methods for causal inference, survey experiments, and machine learning.

The PECC Lab publishes Research Briefs that provide accessible summaries of research conducted that speaks to current events. We also actively publish our research in peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Events

The PECC Lab holds two regular online seminar series: the PECC Seminar and EPG Online.

The PECC Seminar sees leading researchers share how their research speaks to current environmental problems, for a general audience. To receive the Zoom login information, subscribe to the PECC Lab mailing list.

In partnership with the Environmental Politics and Governance Network we also organise the EPG Online seminar series, with researchers presenting the latest research on the politics and governance of the environment to a global academic audience. To receive the Zoom login information, subscribe to the EPG Online mailing list. To submit a paper for consideration, please complete the EPG Online submission form.

Upcoming Events

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Organisation

Director

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Liam F. Beiser-McGrath

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Politics

International Collaborators

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Aseem Prakash

Professor of Political Science

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Thomas Bernauer

Professor of Political Science

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Robert A. Huber

Postdoctoral researcher

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Azusa Uji

Junior Associate Professor of Political Science

Consulting

The PECC Lab provides expertise in understanding public opinion on climate change and the environment, using the latest tools in causal inference, experiments, and machine learning. PECC Lab researchers have designed, fielded, and analysed surveys on such topics in China, Germany, India, Switzerland, UK, and the USA.

The results of these surveys have been published in the leading peer-reviewed general science journals (Nature Climate Change, Science Advances), as well as those focused on political science and climate change (Regulation and Governance, Climatic Change, WIREs Climate Change, Politics and Governance). Moreover, these publications have been cited in reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and the Overseas Devlopment Institute (ODI).

If you are interested in how the PECC Lab can help you better understand public opinion towards climate change and the environment, please contact at us using the form below.

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