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Call for Abstracts: Workshop on state and non-state climate action

We are delighted to host a workshop at the next triennial congress of the Nordic Political Science Association (NoPSA) which takes place in Iceland, Reykjavik, 11-14 August 2020. For the workshop, we very much welcome contributions until 15 December 2019 that talk to the following theme: State and non-state climate action in the politics of…
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ACTS at the Swedish Political Science Association’s annual conference

On 2-4 October, the Swedish Political Science Association holds its annual meeting in Norköping, Sweden. We are there to discuss our work and present two distinct paper drafts. The Legitimacy of National Orchestration: Studying the Fossil Free Sweden Case for Climate Action Today the world faces a number of grand challenges that are both daunting…
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Presenting at the Science and Democracy Network at Harvard

The Science and Democracy Network (SDN) was established in 2002 to enhance the quality and significance of scholarship in science and technology studies (STS) by training young professionals and by forging links between STS and related fields of study and practice, such as anthropology, political science, international relations, and law. In late August 2019, the 18th…
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ACTS @ UNFCCC negotiations: field research and side event

As every year, delegates to the UNFCCC together with academics, civil society organizations, businesses, and other groups met in Bonn to proceed with the international climate talks under the UNFCCC – also in preparation to the upcoming Conference of the Parties in Chile in early 2020. We used the opportunity to attend the event in…
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ACTS at the 14th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference

We presented two work in progress papers at the 14th Nordic Environmental Social Science (NESS) Conference in Lulea. Fruitful discussions and almost never-ending daylight made it a very positive experience for us. NESS was hosted by the Division of Social Sciences at Luleå University of Technology 10-12 June 2019, and we presented the following two pieces…
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First workshop with the Practitioner’s Advisory Council

The ACTS project team had a great meeting today with the project’s Practitioner’s Advisory Council. We met with most members of the council to present the rationale of the research project, talk about its practical relevance and identify interesting avenues for future research. Here are a few lessons from the workshop: There is a significant distinction…
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Meet the project team

ACTS brings together researchers from three different research institutions: Stockholm University and Linköping University in Sweden as well as Free University Amsterdam in the Netherlands. With expertise in different fields such as International Relations, Science and Technology Studies or Organizational and Management Studies, they provide numerous perspectives on climate change politics. Learn more about the…
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Kick-off meeting in Stockholm

Between November 22nd and 23rd, the ACTS project team held its first workshop in Djurönäset near Stockholm to officially kick-off their project on climate action in a post-Paris landscape. The complete project team consists of Karin Bäckstrand, Naghmeh Nasiritousi, Jens Marquardt and Salvador Perez Lavado (all from Stockholm University), Eva Lövbrand (Linköping University), as well as Oscar Widerberg and Julia Grimm (both…
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FORMAS provides funding for ACTS

Formas, the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development, will provide funding for the ACTS research project. Karin Bäckstrand and fellow applicants Naghmeh Nasiritousi (SU) and Eva Lövbrand (LiU) has received fundings from Formas of 8 700 000 SEK for the research project Climate action in the post- Paris context. The role of non-state initiatives in…
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