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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.