Climate Change and the Biodiversity Crisis: Science, Policy and Publics
Professor Geoffrey Bowker, Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine, USA
Course dates: 22 - 26 July 2019
Limitation: 25 participants
Main disciplines: Science and Technology Studies, Climate and Environment, Political Science
Addressing the Climate Emergency through Education
Associate Professor Alan Reid, Monash University, Australia
Dates: Dates: 28 June - 2 July 2021
Environmentally friendly technologies are an important example of an area where innovations have a high social value, but where markets would be scarce – or even absent – without public interventions. In our article “Can direct regulations spur innovations in environmental technologies? A study on firm-level patenting” we address this timely question and find that such public policies indeed encourage innovation in environmentally friendly technologies.
Responding effectively to climate change requires an understanding of what shapes people's sense of responsibility towards the future, and how individual and collective agency may transform into political engagement and ecological citizenship. This project investigates such human dimensions of climate change by focusing on the voices of young people in Norway.
Pathways to social transformation (CLIMWAYS)
The WAGE project seeks to examine how oil workers in Norway, Nigeria, US and Canada assess their own role in a green transformation.
Adaptation: Combining Old and New kNowledge to Enable Conscious Transformation to Sustainability
The objective of AdaptationCONNECTS is to develop new understandings of whether and how different types of transformations can contribute to successful adaptation to climate change.
Join us for an interactive conversation with Anne Caspari about how change happens. She will talk about emergence, complex adaptive systems, micronarratives and the personal dimension of change. Be prepared to have your assumptions challenged - and have fun with it on a Friday afternoon!