Researching climate change and community in neoliberal contexts: an emerging critical approach

Research article by Susannah Mary Sallu, Lucie Middlemiss on 18 Mar 2017

In a 2011 contribution to this journal, Walker examined the ways that community is routinely employed in carbon governance, suggesting the need for more critical approaches. Here, we characterize an emerging, critical approach to researching climate change and community in neoliberal contexts, focusing attention principally on the global north, where this body of research has […]

Public sector agenda for stimulating private market development in green securitisation in Europe

Policy publication by Sean Kidney, Diletta Giuliani, Beate Sonerud on 27 Feb 2017

Headline issue Scaling up investment in low-carbon infrastructure is of paramount importance for limiting global warming to 2°C and for the EU to meet its 2030 emissions targets. The annual global investment required for infrastructure in a low-carbon scenario amounts to trillions of euros; this is not being met. This paper examines the role that […]

Adaptation planning and the use of climate change projections in local government in England and Germany

Research article by Suraje Dessai, Piers Forster, Susanne Lorenz, Jouni Paavola on 23 Feb 2017

Planning for adaptation to climate change is often regarded to be a local imperative and considered to be more effective if grounded on a solid evidence base and recognisant of relevant climate projections. Research has already documented some of the challenges of making climate information usable in decision-making but has not yet sufficiently reflected on […]