Biography

Heike Schroeder is a senior lecturer in climate change and international development at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia. Her work focuses on global environmental politics, forest governance and REDD+, the role of non-nation state actors in the current post-2012 negotiating process and urban climate governance. She is also a coordinator of the governance theme in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and a member of the Scientific Steering Group of the long-term international research project on Earth System Governance under the auspices of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). Heike currently holds senior visiting research associate positions at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University and the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford.

From 2007 to 2011, Heike was a Tyndall senior research fellow and an Oxford Martin senior fellow in forest governance at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. From 2003 to 2007, she was a researcher at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as the Executive Officer of a 10-year international research project on the Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (IDGEC), a core project of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). The IDGEC project examined the roles institutions play in the human/environment interface. The project's findings are documented in the book Institutions and Environmental Change, edited by Young, King, and Schroeder (MIT Press).

Academic Background

Heike holds a PhD from the Free University of Berlin (2003) in political science, an MA from Bonn University (2000) in political science, economics and Japanese studies, and a BA from the University of East Anglia (1996) in Contemporary European Studies. She was awarded a DAAD/Monbusho scholarship (2000-02) to conduct doctoral research at the University of Tokyo and a Bonn University Exchange Scholarship (1994/95) for a year abroad at the University of East Anglia.
 

CV and Experience

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All Publications

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Xia, Y., Guan, D., Jiang, X., Peng, L., Schroeder, H., Zhang, Q.

(2016)

Assessment of socioeconomic costs to China’s air pollution

in Atmospheric Environment

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pp. 147-156

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Klinsky, S., Roberts, T., Huq, S., Okereke, C., Newell, P., Dauvergne, P., O’Brien, K., Schroeder, H., Tschakert, P., Clapp, J., Keck, M., Biermann, F., Liverman, D., Gupta, J., Rahman, A., Messner, D., Pellow, D., Bauer, S.

(2016)

Why equity is fundamental in climate change policy research

in Global Environmental Change

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Kuyper, J., Bäckstrand, K., Schroeder, H.

(2016)

Institutional Accountability of Nonstate Actors in the UNFCCC: Exit, Voice, and Loyalty

in Review of Policy Research

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Le Quéré, C., Capstick, S., Corner, A., Cutting, D., Johnson, M., Minns, A., Schroeder, H., Walker-Springett, K., Whitmarsh, L., Wood, R.

(2015)

Towards a culture of low-carbon research for the 21st Century

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Schroeder, H.

(2014)

Governing access and allocation in the Anthropocene

in Global Environmental Change

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pp. A1-A3

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Schroeder, H.

(2014)

REDD

Routledge

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Schroeder, H., McDermott, C.

(2014)

Beyond Carbon: Ensuring Justice and Equity in REDD+ Across Levels of Governance

in Ecology and Society

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Burch, S., Schroeder, H., Rayner, S., Wilson, J.

(2013)

Novel multisector networks and entrepreneurship: The role of small businesses in the multilevel governance of climate change

in Environment & Planning C: Government and Policy

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pp. 822-840

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Schroeder, H., Okereke, C.

(2013)

REDD+ and social justice: Adaptation by Way of Mitigation?

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ISBN 978-0-415-52499-5, 978-0-415-52500-8

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Jordan, A., Rayner, T., Schroeder, H., Adger, N., Anderson, K., Bows, A., Le Quéré, C., Joshi, M., Mander, S., Vaughan, N., Whitmarsh, L.

(2013)

Going beyond two degrees? The risks and opportunities of alternative options

in Climate Policy

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pp. 751-769

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Sikor, T., Auld, G., Bebbington, A. J., Benjaminsen, T. A., Gentry, B. S., Hunsberger, C., Izac, A., Margulis, M. E., Plieninger, T., Schroeder, H., Upton, C.

(2013)

Global land governance: from territory to flow?

in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

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pp. 522-527

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Schroeder, H., Burch, S., Rayner, S.

(2013)

Novel multisector networks and entrepreneurship in urban climate governance

in Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy

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pp. 761–768

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Biermann, F., Abbott, K., Andresen, S., Backstrand, K., Bernstein, S., Betsill, M., Bulkeley, H., Cashore, B., Clapp, J., Folke, C., Gupta, A., Gupta, J., Haas, P., Jordan, A., Kanie, N., Kluvankova-Oravska, T., Lebel, L., Liverman, D., Meadowcroft, J., Mitchell, R., Newell, P., Oberthur, S., Olsson, L., Pattberg, P., Sanchez-Rodriguez, R., Schroeder, H., Underdal, A., Vieira, S., Vogel, C., Young, O., Brock, A., Zondervan, R.

(2012)

Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance

in Science

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pp. 1306-1307

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Biermann, F., Abbott, K., Andresen, S., Bäckstrand, K., Bernstein, S., Betsill, M. M., Bulkeley, H., Cashore, B., Clapp, J., Folke, C., Gupta, A., Gupta, J., Haas, P. M., Jordan, A., Kanie, N., Kluvánková-Oravská, T., Lebel, L., Liverman, D., Meadowcroft, J., Mitchell, R. B., Newell, P., Oberthür, S., Olsson, L., Pattberg, P., Sánchez-Rodríguez, R., Schroeder, H., Underdal, A., Vieira, S. C., Vogel, C., Young, O. R., Brock, A., Zondervan, R.

(2012)

Transforming governance and institutions for global sustainability: key insights from the Earth System Governance Project

in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

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pp. 51-60

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Bulkeley, H., Schroeder, H.

(2012)

Global cities and the politics of climate change

Edward Elgar

pp. 249-260

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McDermott, C., Coad, L., Helfgott, A., Schroeder, H.

(2012)

Operationalizing social safeguards in REDD+: Actors, interests and ideas

in Environmental Science & Policy

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pp. 63-72

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Newell, P., Pattberg, P., Schroeder, H.

(2012)

Multiactor governance and environment

in Annual Review of Environment and Resources

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pp. 365-387

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Schroeder, H., Lovell, H.

(2012)

The role of non-nation-state actors and side events in the international climate negotiations

in Climate Policy

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pp. 23-37

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Schroeder, H., Boykoff, M., Spiers, L.

(2012)

Equity and State Representations in Climate Negotiations

in Nature Climate Change

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pp. 834-836

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Schroeder, H., Li, J., Bulkeley, H., Barbier, C., Zhao, J., Columbier, M., Chu, S., Ghosh, S.

(2012)

Enabling the transition to a low carbon climate resilient economy in Asian cities

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pp. 148-183

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Key Research Interests

Heike's research interest lies in understanding how national boundaries can be bridged to solve trans-national or global environmental problems, and how local, national, and international levels of jurisdiction differ in their abilities to solve such problems.

At the core of her work lies a focus on how institutions – sets of rights, rules and decision-making procedures – matter in causing and addressing problems arising from human/environment interactions (Young, King and Schroeder 2008) and how traditional government practices are often ill-equipped to meet the challenges from large-scale environmental change. It requires a system of governance that transcends national boundaries, links different levels of governance and enables traditional and non-traditional policy actors to play their parts. This new earth system governance approach emphasises the interrelated and increasingly integrated system of formal and informal rules, rule-making systems and actor networks at all levels of governance that are set up to steer societies towards preventing, mitigating and adapting to global environmental change (Biermann et al.20092010a2010b).

Research Activities

1. Forest governance

International conference on REDD+ Justice

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) has rapidly become a key pillar of international cooperation on climate change. A host of state and non-state actors at all levels of governance have entered this emerging policy field. This conference takes stock of developments to date and discusses the role of justice and equity in current debates on REDD+. Its particular aim is to discuss the limits and opportunities in deriving co-benefits from REDD+ activities.

Operationalising REDD+: actors, interests and ideas

This project includes both analysis of the international REDD+ negotiations and field work on local REDD+ projects. It addresses the changing positions and strategies of international environmental NGOs on REDD+; making sense of who influenced the broadening of REDD to include forest management and conservation activities under REDD+; the design of social safeguards; and multilevel governance of REDD+ in practice.

2. Non-state actors and climate change

Non-State Actors in the New Landscape of International Climate Cooperation

This research programme consists of two interlinked projects, which focus on the role of non-state actors in multilateral climate diplomacy as well as non-state climate governance in the transnational arena.

The role of non-state actors in the UNFCCC negotiations

This project investigates how civil society participation in the climate negotiations is being managed, and what impact non-state actors have through being on national delegations. It also addresses how side events function as a marketplace of ideas and how they get diffused into the formal negotiations, exemplified by the case of REDD+.

3. Cities and climate change

Urban climate governance

This project argues for an expansion of the urban climate change research agenda to include an examination of the drivers of emerging partnerships and for theorizing the emerging role of SMEs in the wider context of non-state actors. It theorizes SMEs as agents of change in the multi-level governance of climate change, and cities as niche spaces in which sustainable development paths might be explored. Using the cases of Metro Vancouver, Canada, and London, UK, the project examines the drivers of emerging partnerships between various levels of government and small businesses in the interests of climate change mitigation.