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

ABOUT CSSN
Think tanks and the politics of climate change
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Think tanks and the politics of climate change
The new Handbook on Think Tanks in Public Policy features a chapter from CSSN scholar Dieter Plehwe.
CSSN Position Paper - Dismantling the Environmental State: Actors, Strategies and Discourses Behind the Bolsonaro Attack on the National Environmental Regulation
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CSSN Position Paper: Dismantling the Environmental State in Brazil
A new CSSN Briefing examines the actors, strategies and discourses behind the Bolsonaro attack on the National Environmental Regulation.
The U.S. Is One Step Closer to Establishing a Research Program to Block the Sun
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The U.S. Is One Step Closer to Establishing a Research Program to Block the Sun
CSSN Scholars Kevin Surprise and Prakash Kashwan were quoted in Earther speaking about the recent National Academies report on solar geoengineering.
Should We Block the Sun? Scientists Say the Time Has Come to Study It. - Image of volcanic ash
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Should We Block the Sun? Scientists Say the Time Has Come to Study It.
Read CSSN scholars Prakash Kashwan and Jennie C Stephens ' critical take on new geoengineering research in the New York Times.
Ad Agencies Step Away From Oil and Gas in Echo of Cigarette Exodus
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Ad Agencies Step Away From Oil and Gas in Echo of Cigarette Exodus
NY Times coverage of ad agencies away from oil and gas clients highlights a new report by CSSN Director of Research Bob Brulle, CSSN Scholar Melissa Aronczyk, and CSSN Scholar Jason Carmichael.
The politics and governance of research into solar geoengineering - image of whispy clouds
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The politics and governance of research into solar geoengineering
New research by CSSN Scholar Duncan McLaren and Olaf Corry critically reviews current solar engineering proposals and research.

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.

Ina Möller

Featured Scholar: 

Ina Möller is a postdoctoral researcher at the Environmental Policy Group of Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Working together with Prof. Aarti Gupta, she studies the politics of climate geoengineering and the effects of relying on transparency as a governance mechanism for addressing climate change. Ina is also an active research fellow of the Earth System Governance Project, where she co-leads the Early Career Resources section and participates in the Taskforce on New Technologies. She holds a PhD in Political Science and an MSc in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science from Lund University in Sweden.

Learn more about Ina Möller’s work.