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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance


Theodore Tallent is a PhD candidate at the Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE) at Sciences Po, in Paris (France), and is a visiting researcher at C-EENRG. His research explores the acceptability of the low-carbon transition in Europe and the spatial variations in attitudes towards climate policies. He is supervised by Professors Florence Faucher (Sciences Po) and Davide Luca (Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge).

Adopting a mixed method approach, the aim of his research is first to uncover current spatial divides in climate policy attitudes at the European level through survey analyses. Then, through comparative fieldwork in France and the UK, it wishes to better comprehend the different drivers of discontent and the role that "place" is playing in forming these diverging attitudes. Eventually, it hopes to contribute to the discussion around the "just transition" in Europe.

Theodore teaches political science to undergraduate students and is also Teaching Assistant for a general course on "Ecological Literacy", taught to all 1700 first-year students at Sciences Po. He holds an MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge, a Master in European Affairs from Sciences Po as well as a bachelor's degree in social sciences from Sciences Po. He also studied for a year abroad at the New York University.

Visiting Researcher
Theodore Tallent