News from ACTS

Survey on Swedish non-state climate action

Earlier this year, ACTS conducted a survey. We asked multiple stakeholders to find out more about their commitment to climate action. The survey is now closed and the raw material looks already very interesting. We will now analyze these data to publish our results later this year. Read the preliminary results here.    

Addressing climate change the Nordic way: Motives of Swedish companies for taking action

It is Sweden’s goal to become one of the world’s first fossil fuel free welfare states, and many Swedish companies are voluntarily working to reduce their climate impact. The reasons for this are manifold; they primarily involve risk management, a sense of responsibility, management of reputation, and addressing the demands of various stakeholders, many of…
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Next ACTS annual summit in October 2020

We are more than happy to announce our next annual summit which will be held on October 12th-13th in Stockholm. The ACTS project team is looking forward to an interesting meeting with experts of the project’s Practitioner’s Advisory Council. During our last meeting in May 2019, we talked about the project’s practical relevance and identified interesting…
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The Politics of Low Carbon Transformations: Join our virtual panel on August 27th

It is our great pleasure to host a panel at the upcoming General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). Originally planned to be held in Innsbruck, Austria, the conference has switched to a virtual format. This gives us a great opportunity to welcome participants and observers from around the world. If you…
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Workshop on state and non-state climate action postponed (August 2021)

We are delighted to host a workshop at the next triennial congress of the Nordic Political Science Association (NoPSA) in Iceland, Reykjavik. The conference was originally scheduled for 2020 and has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates are: 10 – 13 August 2021 Our workshop with various contributions will…
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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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