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CSSN Research Report 2022:1: Climate-Washing Litigation: Legal Liability for Misleading Climate Communications
A new research report from the Climate Social Science Network enhances the legal community’s understanding of climate-related ‘greenwashing’ litigation.
CSSN Request for Proposals for Social Science Research into the Structural, Political, and Institutional Dynamics of Climate Change Politics
The Climate Social Science Network announces new funding applications for 2022-2023.
Attractions of delay: Using deliberative engagement to investigate the political and strategic impacts of greenhouse gas removal technologies
Research from CSSN scholars Duncan McLaren and Nils Markusson evaluates how to minimize mitigation deterrence when it comes to greenhouse gas removal.
CSSN Research Report 2021:3 – New Report Illustrates Patterns of Pro-Fossil Fuel Influence on Climate and Energy Issues in Connecticut
Electric and gas utilities lead opposition to climate solutions by outspending climate advocates as much as 8-1 on lobbying.
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.
The Dangers of Mainstreaming Solar Geoengineering: A critique of the National Academies Report
CSSN scholars Jennie Stephens, Prakash Kashwan, Duncan McLaren and Kevin Surprise critique the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine 2021 report on solar geoengineering research
Is Climate Obstruction Different in the Global South? Observations and a Preliminary Research Agenda
In anticipation of the COP26 Glasgow United Nations Summit on Climate Change, this position paper draws attention to a series of research themes and potential questions to ask on the role of climate obstruction in the Global South.
New ‘net zero’ standards could transform the climate — unless they’re derailed
CSSN scholar Jessica Green writes about the importance of the International Organization for Standardization's net zero standard for the Washington Post.
Whose policy is it anyway? Public support for clean energy policy depends on the message and the messenger
Research from CSSN scholar Emily Diamond finds that certain clean energy policy message and messengers work across partisan divides.
A Question of Utter Importance: The Early History of Climate Change and Energy Policy in Sweden, 1974–1983
New research from CSSN scholars Kristoffer Ekberg and Martin Hultman traces the development of two early framings on climate change in Sweden that still delays climate change mitigation today.