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Companies and Climate Change: Theory and Law in the United Kingdom
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Companies and Climate Change: Theory and Law in the United Kingdom
CSSN Scholar Lisa Benjamin's new book shows how company law can and should act as a bridge (rather than a barrier) to progressive corporate climate action.
White knights, or horsemen of the apocalypse? Prospects for Big Oil to align emissions with a 1.5 °C pathway
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White knights, or horsemen of the apocalypse? Prospects for Big Oil to align emissions with a 1.5 °C pathway
Oil and gas companies are unlikely to decarbonize in line with 1.5°C pathway, according to a new peer-reviewed study by CSSN Scholars Dario Kenner and Richard Heede.
Behaviour change to address climate change
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Behaviour change to address climate change
A new scholarly review article by CSSN Scholars Wouter Poortinga and Stuart Capstick—as well as Lorraine Whitmarsh—examines limitations of existing research on behavioral change to address climate change, and explores avenues for higher impact intervention.
Undoing Equivalence: Rethinking Carbon Accounting for Just Carbon Removal
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Undoing Equivalence: Rethinking Carbon Accounting for Just Carbon Removal
A new academic article by CSSN Scholar Wim Carton et al. identifies climate justice risks with net zero accounting. The authors call for separate targets for land-based & fossil fuel carbon, a move away from global carbon markets, and limits on overshoot scenarios.
Power Shift: The Global Political Economy of Energy Transitions
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Power Shift: The Global Political Economy of Energy Transitions
CSSN Scholar Peter Newell's new book examines why we need a power shift to tackle the climate crisis.
Visions for a Post-Covid World: Defining a Radically New Normal
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Visions for a Post-Covid World: Defining a Radically New Normal
CSSN scholar Martin Hultman is featured in a new Anthology "Visions for a Post-Covid World: Defining a Radically New Normal." Hultman argues that laws and norms need to be changed to leave anthropocentric extractive logic behind.
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CSSN Primer – The Structure of Obstruction: Understanding Opposition to Climate Change Action in the United States
Scholars are just beginning to unearth the complex network of organizations built to block climate action. This brief primer points out the history of climate opposition, ten key players, their playbook, and how they interact to influence the media and political agenda.
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.
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.
Carbon unicorns and fossil futures. Whose emission reduction pathways is the IPCC performing? - Image of hurricane model
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Carbon unicorns and fossil futures. Whose emission reduction pathways is the IPCC performing?
A new paper by CSSN Scholar Wim Carton examines the potential options forward for emissions reductions, and scrutinizes the necessity of negative emissions in climate models.
CSSN Position Paper 2021:2 Solar Geoengineering Research in the United States: Key Critical Questions. Image of clouds blocking sun
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CSSN Position Paper 2021:2 – Solar Geoengineering Research in the United States: Key Critical Questions
In anticipation of the March 25th release of the National Academies report on solar geoengineering, this brief CSSN primer outlines three areas of key questions to ask about any effort to advance solar geoengineering research using public funds.
Climate Justice in the Global North: An Introduction - Image: Protesters holding banner that reads "Climate Justice, Racial Justice"
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Climate Justice in the Global North: An Introduction
In a new essay in Case Studies in the Environment, CSSN Scholar Prakash Kashwan introduces fundamental concepts of climate justice and highlights what current narratives of climate justice miss.
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Beyond Carbon Pricing: Tax Reform is Climate Policy
CSSN Scholar Jessica Green urges a turn towards combatting global wealth inequality, rather than a more narrow focus on carbon pricing, in a new piece in Global Policy.
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Climate change denial among radical right-wing supporters
CSSN Scholar Kirsti M. Jylhä et al. have published new research on what factors predict climate change denial among the far-right.
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The hidden costs of energy and mobility: A global meta-analysis and research synthesis of electricity and transport externalities
CSSN Scholar Benjamin Sovacool and coauthors have published new research on the global externalities that will shape the future of energy.