CSSN is an international network of social science scholars focused on understanding the cultural and institutional dynamics of the political conflict over climate change.

Analysis: PR Firms a Dominant Force in Obstructing Climate Action
New research from CSSN Director of Research Robert Brulle and Cartie Werthman finds public relations firms are a major force in U.S. climate change obstruction
CSSN Scholars in the News at COP 26
CSSN scholars were widely cited in news stories about COP 26 in Glasgow and its implications
Oil and gas avoided censure in Glasgow for the 26th time. Let’s not make it 27
In Climate Home CSSN scholar Dario Kenner argues that the G20's ties to investor and state owned oil and gas companies need to be scrutinized
Recording: CSSN COP 26 Event on Understanding Networks of Climate Obstruction
CSSN held a panel on climate obstruction at COP 26 in Glasgow featuring CSSN scholars.
The far Right has moved from climate denial to obstructing climate action
CSSN scholar Bernhard Forchtner writes for Open Democracy about how far-Right parties have changed their approach to climate obstruction.
CSSN experts at COP 26
Scholars from the Climate Social Science Network are attending COP 26 in Glasgow and are available for media interviews.

CSSN in Action

The Latest Research
The latest releases of research from CSSN Scholars around the world, advancing knowledge about climate conflicts and organizations obstructing action on climate change.
Our Working Groups
CSSN working groups bring together scholars with shared interests, for discussion and collaborative research. The working groups will provide input into the CSSN Research Agenda. The groups are self-organizing and directing, and we hope to provide seed funding.
Our Projects
CSSN scholars have several projects underway that evaluate the institutional and cultural dynamics of climate-related political conflicts.

Welcome to CSSN

CSSN Seeks to:

  • Coordinate, conduct, and support peer-reviewed research into the institutional and cultural dynamics of political conflicts around climate change,
  • Assist scholars to communicate the results of this research to policymakers, the public, and the wider climate change community, and
  • Conduct educational activities regarding the results of the research to inform the political, legal, and media communities.

Featured Scholar: Saleemul Huq

Saleemul Huq is the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Independent University Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He heads the research and capacity building on Adaptation to Climate Change and runs a Masters degree course on Climate Change and Development at the Independent University Bangladesh.

Learn more about Saleemul Huq.