Introduction to the Institute of Environmental Politics in Shandong University
The Institute of Environmental Politics in Shandong University is an independent research institute established by Shandong University. It is an open research institute that integrates domestic research resources of environmental politics and also the research strength of relative colleges in Shandong University. The researches of this institute mainly focus on environmental politics theory, global environmental governance, environmental and energy policies, and comparative research on international environmental regulations. The institutewas founded in 2004 by Professor HuanQingzhi, and its current director is Professor Liu Changming from the School of Political Science and Public Administration of Shandong University, and its current deputy director is Associate Professor Li Xinlei. The "Translations of Environmental Political Science" and "Reviews of Environmental Politics" published by the Institute of Environmental Politics have become important reference series for domestic scholars studying environmental politics and global environmental governance. At the same time, the fellows of the Institute have published hundreds of papers in core journals such as World Economics and Politics, Literature and History, Marxism and Reality, and European Studies, and as an academic team in the field of environmental politics, they have exerted certain academic influences at home and abroad.In recent years, the Institute has undertaken and successfully completed the project supported bythe major project of National Social Science Foundation "Study on Xi Jinping's Thought of Ecological Civilization",key project of National Social Science Foundation -- “Study on major domestic and foreign theories of ecological culture from the perspective of green revolution”,the project of National Social Science Foundation of China -- “Western Ecological Capitalism and its critical research” , the project supported by National Social Science Fund for Young Scholars -- “Research on China’s Clean Energy Diplomatic Strategy” and some other projects. These programs have improvedsystematic and comprehensive development of domestic research on environmental politics, and their research results have been widely concerned and affirmed by academic peers. The institute regularly holds academic seminars on varied topics as to promote academic debate and cognitive community construction in the field of environmental politics study. Furthermore, the Institute of Environmental Politics has held a number of academic conferences with much influence at home and abroad, such as the Shandong UniversityEnvironmental Political Development Research Forum, “Green Development and China’s Environmental Governance” conference held in September 2016, the conference on “Energy-Food-WaterSafety Nexus and China’s Response under the Vision of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals” jointly organized with Shanghai Institute of International Studies, the Symposium on "Review and Prospect of Environmental Politics in China" co-sponsored by Shandong University's Contemporary Socialist Research Center and Peking University's Environmental Politics Research Center in November 2018,all of which aimed to achieving an effective connection between college academic research and social services as well as contributing to solving major urgent environmental issues.