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Nature-based Solutions Valuation Report
There is growing momentum in support of Nature-based Solutions to climate change, but it is difficult to assess the costs and benefits of each solution. CSSN Scholars Laura Kuhl and Alaina Boyle have a new report analyzing existing toolkits and projects to identify best practices for evaluating Nature-based Solutions.
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Climate institutions in Brazil: three decades of building and dismantling climate capacity
What national climate institutions are needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement? In a new paper in Environmental Politics, CSSN Scholar Kathryn Hochstetler analyzes climate institutions in Brazil, and shows how a broad definition of climate institutions is needed to understand important national climate dynamics.
Strategic State Capacity: How States Counter Opposition to Climate Policy
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Strategic State Capacity: How States Counter Opposition to Climate Policy
How can the state overcome organized opposition to climate policy from interest groups? CSSN Scholar Jonas Meckling examines the question in this new peer-reviewed research article.
New polling shows support for Biden clean energy goals
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New polling shows support for Biden clean energy goals
Axios covers a new poll conducted by CSSN Scholar Matto Mildenberger and coauthors showing widespread support for federal action to reach a 100% clean energy grid.
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Global Warming: From Scientific Warning to Corporate Casualty
How long has the fossil fuel industry known about global warming? And what can we do about it today? CSSN Scholar Benjamin Franta discusses the hidden history of climate science in this TEDxStanford talk.
Beyond the discourse of denial: The reproduction of fossil fuel hegemony in Australia
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Beyond the discourse of denial: The reproduction of fossil fuel hegemony in Australia
New published research by CSSN Scholars Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg examines the narrative strategies that the Australian fossil fuel industry uses to delay climate action.
From Racialized Neocolonial Global Conservation to an Inclusive and Regenerative Conservation
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From Racialized Neocolonial Global Conservation to an Inclusive and Regenerative Conservation
An essay by CSSN Scholar Prakash Kashwan and coauthors shows how the racist and colonial history of global conservation continues to shape conservation organizations today.
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Some inconvenient truths in the race to a renewable energy transition
Canada must act to ensure the renewable energy transition does not displace communities, exacerbate colonial dynamics, and destroy ecosystems, writes CSSN Scholar Teresa Kramarz and coauthors in The Hill Times.
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MSNBC segment on the intersection of climate & infrastructure: ‘Climate change is here’
CSSN Scholar Lisa Benjamin is featured in two MSNBC panel interviews on climate and infrastructure.
CSSN Research Report 2021:2: The Mises Institute Network and Climate Policy. 9 Findings
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CSSN Research Report 2021:2: The Mises Institute Network and Climate Policy. 9 Findings
This Climate Social Science Network research report analyses the Mises Institute Network, a network of ultra-libertarian groups active around the world, and their role in organised obstruction of climate action. The briefing reviews the origins, history, global distribution and climate-related output of 31 Mises Institutes between 2000 and 2021.
A significant number of New Zealanders overestimate sea-level rise — and that could stop them from taking action
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A significant number of New Zealanders overestimate sea-level rise — and that could stop them from taking action
"Overestimating the risk of sea-level rise can be as much a problem as underestimating it, because it can lead to public anxiety and feelings of helplessness, rather than motivation to take action to mitigate and adapt." - CSSN Scholar Taciano L. Milfont and coauthors in The Conversation.
Implementing a just renewable energy transition: Policy advice for transposing the new European rules for renewable energy communities
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Implementing a just renewable energy transition: Policy advice for transposing the new European rules for renewable energy communities
How can the EU ensure that Renewable Energy Community frameworks further a just transition? CSSN Scholar Christina E. Hoicka and coauthors explore the question in a new policy perspective piece in Energy Policy.
Regime resistance and accommodation: Toward a neo-Gramscian perspective on energy transitions
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Regime resistance and accommodation: Toward a neo-Gramscian perspective on energy transitions
A new piece in Energy Research & Social Science by CSSN Scholar Peter Newell and Adrian Ford examines regime resistance and accommodation using Gramsci.
Progress report in Political ecology II: Conjunctures, crises, and critical publics
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Progress report in Political ecology II: Conjunctures, crises, and critical publics
CSSN Scholar Farhana Sultana analyzes how climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic stem from compounding capitalist and structural crises, and explores alternative pathways to shape the 'new normal' post-pandemic.
Three Decades of Climate Mitigation: Why Haven't We Bent the Global Emissions Curve?
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Three Decades of Climate Mitigation: Why Haven’t We Bent the Global Emissions Curve?
A team of 18 scholars, including CSSN Scholars Stuart Capstick, Wim Carton, Martin Hultman, and Peter Newell, have a major pre-print paper out reviewing evidence from multiple disciplines to show how power is central to understanding why global carbon emissions continue to rise.