Andrew Jordan has written a blog post titled 'Politics for deeper and faster decarbonisation' for the Academy of Social Sciences' Campaign for Social Science website. In it, he looks at the politics of climate change, suggesting that it is essential to somehow simultaneously both politicise and depoliticise the agenda. The post forms part of a new climate and sustainability hub which showcases some of the best evidence-based social science research offering perspectives that help deepen our understanding of the effects of the crisis, while also contributing potential solutions and answers.
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.
In our update last month, we announced details of recent DeepDCarb publications, including Transformations for climate change mitigation: A systematic review of terminology, concepts, and characteristics. Brendan Moore has recently written a blog post outlining the key findings from this paper, and this can be accessed here.