Climate change adaptations and transformation
Research on the human dimensions of climate and environmental challenges is a key area of research at ISS. Researchers in this group study how individuals, groups and communities are affected by and adapt to global environmental problems.
The research particularly focuses on the relationships between practical, political and personal change. Key concepts include vulnerability, human security, attitudes, adaptation, system change and transformation. The research aims to generate knowledge that contributes to changes towards a more equitable and sustainable society.
Collaboration across different perspectives and sectors of society are central to this research, both in Norway and internationally.
Research themes and researchers
- Climate adaptation and transformation: Karen O’Brien, Irmelin Gram-Hansen, Gail Hochachka, Milda Jonusaite Nordbø, Morgan Scoville-Simonds, Elin Selboe
- Climate vulnerability and human security: Karen O’Brien
- Youth, values and climate: Karen O’Brien, Elin Selboe
- Globalization, value chains and climate changes: Gail Hochachka, Milda Jonusaite Nordbø
- Renewable energy and socio-technical changes in the South: Kirsten Ulsrud
- Green innovations: Bjørnar Sæther, Kirsten Ulsrud
- Climate change and arts: Emma Arnold
- Climate change and governance: David Jordhus-Lier
- Climate adaptation and local decision processes: Irmelin Gram-Hanssen
- Voices of the future: Values and visions of Norwegian youth on responses to climate change
- Solar xChange: A comparative study of sociotechnical transitions
- Future Earth Norway secretariat
- Climate change and urban water governance
- Adapting to a changing discursive climate
- Role of global value chains in transitions to sustainability
- Flexibility of narratives: Adaptation through transformation in Arctic communities
- Coffee connects the Americas: Climate change adaptation through collaboration