Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research
Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research (CSPR) has rapidly established itself as a prominent reference point for studies related to climate science and policy research. The research is interdisciplinary and puts problems related to climate change in context with other measures for sustainable development, such as limiting environmental impact and responsible management of natural resources. CSPR’s mission is to develop knowledge, templates and methods for climate research in Sweden and internationally. In order to do this CSPR gathers researchers in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and in technology.
Sabine Henders is defending her thesis “To leak or not to leak? Land-Use Displacement and Carbon Leakage from Forest Conservation” March 27 at 10:15 at Campus Norrköping. In her dissertation, Sabine investigates and applies methods to quantify displacement of land-use from one country to another.
We welcome Kristina Pettersson as a new employee at the CSPR Kristina is a biologist specialized in ecology, but with a great interest in GIS and remote sensing. She has recently returned to Sweden after 1.5 years in New Zealand where she was a research assistant at Victoria University of Wellington, performing fieldwork and GIS analysis in a partly restored wetland. Here at CSPR she will work as a research assistant, collecting material to a research application regarding vegetation changes in West Pokot, Kenya within the project Triple L; Land, Livestock, Livelihood. The focus is on vegetation change, pastoralism and drylands. Apart from the Triple L application she will assist within GIS analysis.
Construction work is at full speed at the new University building site Kopparhammaren 2 where the decisions arena will be accommodated. - It's great to be able to design an innovative venue, specifically adapted to meet our research and teaching challenges says Björn-Ola Linnér and Tina Neset from the research project. The Inauguration of the Norrköping Decision Arena is planned for autumn 2014, which will be the first of its kind in Europe for both advanced decision making and world-leading research in interactive visualization, environmental and climate research and participatory methods.
In spite high expectations, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in 2012 did little to reforming the UN institutions dealing with sustainable development. But the conference can be of great importance to the UN's work with global environmental challenges as it now focuses on the goals of human dignity and development. This was expressed among others by the UN's millennium goals inspiring the development of UN's Sustainable Development Goals. This is new focus in UN's forty year effort to link environment and development, argues Bjorn-Ola Linner and Henrik Selin in the article "The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development: forty years in the making".
Henders S, Ostwald M. Accounting methods for international land-related leakage and distant deforestation drivers. Elsevier; Ecological Economics. 2014;99:21-28.
Hjerpe, M., Storbjörk, S., Alberth, J. (2014) There is nothing political in it: triggers of local political leaders' engagement in climate adaptation, Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.
Nasiritousi, N., Hjerpe, M. Linnér, B-O., (2014).The roles of non-state actors in climate change governance: understanding agency through governance profiles. International Environmenatal Agreements.
Wibeck, V (2014), "Social representations of climate change in Swedish lay focus groups: Local or distant, gradual or catastrophic?" Public understanding of science, 23(2): 204–219.
Friman Mathias, Strandberg Gustav. Historical responsibility for climate change: science and the science–policy interface. WIREs Clim Change (2014).
Nasiritousi, N. and Linnér, B-O. (2014). Open or closed meetings? Explaining nonstate actor involvement in the international climate change negotiations. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. DOI: 10.1007/s10784-014-9237-6.
Last updated: 2014-02-28