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Videos: Global Climate Governance In The Face Of Obstruction Conference
Recordings from the Global Climate Governance In The Face Of Obstruction conference held on June 8-10, 2022
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Economic framing dominates climate policy reporting: a fifty-state analysis
In analyzing coverage of renewable portfolio standards in 50 U.S. states, a study by Ann Garth and Timmons Roberts finds that the vast majority of coverage used an economic frame to cover the policies.
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CSSN Position Paper: Net Zero, Carbon Removal and the Limitations of Carbon Offsetting
A position paper from CSSN's Working Group on Net Zero provides an overview of key concepts and questions regarding net zero emissions targets and the proposed role of carbon offsets to help meet them.
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CSSN Research Report: Identifying Gaps in Climate Litigation-Relevant Research: An Assessment from Interviews with Legal Scholars and Practitioners
A research report from the Climate Social Science Network identifies a variety of climate litigation-relevant research topics, gained through interviews with legal scholars and practitioners.
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Advocating Inaction: A Historical Analysis of the Global Climate Coalition
An article in Environmental Politics by CSSN Director of Research Robert Brulle reveals the extensive public relations campaign employed by the Global Climate Coalition.
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Equal rights for gasoline and electricity? The dismantling of fossil fuel vehicle phase-out policy in Taiwan
CSSN Scholar John Chung-En Liu co-wrote a research paper examining why Taiwan's policy proposal to ban new sales of gasoline-powered scooters by 2035 and passenger cars by 2040 failed less than two years later.
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India and the Global Commons: A Case Study of the International Solar Alliance
CSSN Scholar Oluwaseun Oguntuase published a case study through the Observer Research Foundation analyzing India's participation in global climate politics. In his research, Oguntuase also focuses on the country's partnership with Africa, which was established by the India-led International Solar Alliance (ISA).
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Engineering the Climate: Science, Politics and Visions of Control
CSSN Scholar Julia Schubert navigates the history of climate engineering in her recent book, Engineering the Climate, challenging our understanding of the relationship between science and politics.
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A Stronghold of Climate Change Denialism in Germany: Case Study of the Output and Press Representation of the Think Tank EIKE
CSSN Scholar Jose A. Moreno and other researchers from THINKClima, evaluate the effects of communication frames adopted by the Europäisches Institut für Klima und Energie (EIKE), which have built up a discourse of climate denialism and delay in Germany.
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A Strategic Nature: Public Relations and the Politics of American Environmentalism
A Strategic Nature, co-authored by CSSN Scholars Melissa Aronczyk & Maria I. Espinoza, explores how promotional agents have influenced the public perception of the environment since the beginning of the 20th century.
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Behaviour change to address climate change
CSSN Scholars Wouter Poortinga and Stuart Capstick examine how existing behavioral models that explain adaptation and mitigation behaviors have limited impact on establishing meaningful changes toward the climate crisis.
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Political economies of energy transition: wind and solar power in Brazil and South Africa
CSSN Scholar Kathryn Hochstetler published a book exploring the intersection of renewable energy and climate politics in the developing world.
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Early warnings and emerging accountability: Total’s responses to global warming, 1971–2021
A longitudinal study developed by CSSN Scholar Benjamin Franta presents how industry-leading fossil fuel companies, such as Total and Exxon, have responded to developing climate science over the last 50 years.
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Extractive industry disasters and community responses: a typology of vulnerable subjects
CSSN Scholar Teresa Kramarz explores how environmental shocks pose various organizational risks and how this impacts the responses of affected communities.
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Limited impacts of carbon tax rebate programmes on public support for carbon pricing
Research conducted by CSSN Scholar Matto Mildenberger evaluates rebate programs in Canada and Switzerland, finding they may have limited effects on public support of carbon taxes.