Research Agenda in Energy Governance Research in Energy Governance at IPW-HSG is guided by the three principles Observe – Understand – Shape. We trace political, economic and societal processes, develop analytical tools and prepare recommendations for decision-makers. What is Energy Governance? A multitude of political and corporate decisions is necessary to govern Switzerland’s energy transition. Actors pursue their economic and political interests in different markets and on the municipal, cantonal, federal, and international level. These processes interact with system structures and form transition pathways that will determine the success and sustainability of Switzerland’s energy transition. These topics are summarized under the label of Energy Governance. Research in Energy Governance addresses actors, their strategies, interactions, and networks as well as issues of system formation and change. Research Focus Energy Governance research at IPW-HSG focusses on multi-level energy and climate governance and on external energy policy. According to the principles Observe – Understand – Shape, there are three central topics: We develop new conceptual approaches and use innovative methods that help to understand and correctly assess global developments. We analyze how global developments interact with Swiss domestic energy policy. We examine how Switzerland can play an active role in shaping global developments.