Climate Change and Resilience
Our world is facing serious societal and environmental challenges due to climate change. Research on mitigation, adaptation and loss and damage (resilience) is needed to tackle these complex challenges. Exploring and identifying new questions on the linkages between sustainability transformations and climate change are also of key importance.
At LUCSUS, we have a long-standing focus on adressing the societal dimensions of climate change, such as food security, greenhouse gas emission reductions, and transformation of energy and urban and rural land use systems. We adress these dimensions from the perspectives of poverty, inequality, gender, governance, consumption patterns, economy, justice and responsibility.
Through a variety of projects, on both a local and global level, our researchers examine drivers of environmental change. For example, impacts on and engagement by governmental and non-governmental actors, how change is happening: at which scale, who does it affect, and who directs change?
At LUCSUS, we drill into issues of values, beliefs and needs that underpin responses to climate change, issues of justice and responsibility, and forms of adaptive and anticipatory governance in decision-making.
Keywords: mitigation, adaptation, loss and damages, resilience, justice, governance, food security, energy
Ongoing research projects
Negative emissions and the politics of a projected future
Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage, political economy, and the responsibilisation of climate research
Sámi social movements
Indigenous mobilization around the ecological conditions of reindeer husbandry under climate emergency
Climate Change Resilience in Small Communities in the Nordic Countries (CliCNord)
CliCNord examines how the small rural communities understand their own situation, how they handle adverse events and build capacity, and under what circumstances they need help from the established system and civil society organisations.
Agents of Change - Mind, Cognitive Bias and Decision-Making in a Context of Social and Climate Change
Tradeoffs between negative emissions and near-term emission reductions?
Integrating the discursive and material dimensions of mitigation deterrence
Contemplative Sustainable Futures
The role of individual inner dimensions and transformations in sustainability
The takeoff of staying on the ground
Changing political and personal narratives of aviation, climate, and the good life in Sweden
The four lifestyle choices that most reduce your carbon footprint
Interview with Kimberly Nicholas
Sea level rise urgently requires new forms of decision making
Interview with Chad Boda
What is the future of social movements?
Interview with Mine Islar