Professor Jale Tosun has co-written a commentary for the UK In A Changing Europe titled, 'Climate politics and the EU at COP26: a ‘missing’ or a ‘pragmatic’ leader?' Challenging the assessment that the EU was a missing leader at the Glasgow Summit, the post argues that the EU has become more pragmatic, pursuing goals that are more realistic given the current power constellations. It assesses the recent contributions the EU has made in climate diplomacy, and concludes by discussing the main challenges it now faces.
A contribution co-authored by Dr Irene Lorenzoni is featured in the 30th anniversary issue of Global Environmental Change. Progress in understanding and overcoming barriers to public engagement with climate change is one of ten invited commentaries from authors among the highest cited papers from the journal over the period 2001-2019. It follows up on the 2007 publication Barriers perceived to engaging with climate change among the UK public and their policy implications and the new commentary reflects on research published over the past decade and a half on engagement with climate change, from diverse disciplines and perspectives.