News for CESSS
A Human Nature: Risks, Regulations, and Representations
A festschrift titled En mänsklig natur: risker, reglering och representationer was published on the occasion of the CESSS member Ylva Uggla’s retirement. The book, edited by Rolf Lidskog and Erik Löfmarck, contains twelve chapters written by Uggla’s...
What influences sustainable consumption among youths?
Consumption of sustainable food is crucial for climate change mitigation and requires the involvement of people of all ages, in particular young people. In an article recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public...
Preparing for Climate Change: How do municipalities divide responsibility between themselves and individual citizens?
As climate change continues to cause adverse effects globally, it becomes increasingly important for individual and societal actors alike to prepare for potential climate crises to minimize their impact. Climate crisis preparedness in Sweden is largely...
Climate-friendly food choices among late adolescents: Facing border tensions as a path to transformational change?
How should everyday pro-environmental behaviors such as climate-friendly food choices be looked upon in the context of transformational change: As something that hides the need for structural change, or as a starting point for a profound transformation?...
Special call collection in the journal Sustainability
A special call collection Urban Renewal, Governance and Sustainable Development: More of the Same or New Paths? is now completed and published in the journal Sustainability. It includes eight contributions and one brief Editorial. Guest editor for the...
How should ‘traditional ecological knowledge’ be used in environmental science?
Concepts such as ‘traditional ecological knowledge’, ‘indigenous and local knowledge’ and ‘local environmental knowledge’ (summarised as TEK), have become increasingly popular among environmental scientists. But is this usage entirely unproblematic?
Do planners trust the citizens?
An important part of sustainable urban planning is the support and trust from the citizens. But what about the other way around? A new research project is focusing on mutual trust in planning situations.
The dual role of social relations for sustainable lifestyle change
Consumerism is widely understood as unsustainable, but difficult to change due to its importance for our economy, culture and social relations. In a recent article, Magnus Boström has examined the role of social relations in both reproducing and...
Can financial investments enable a green transformation?
The Swedish public pension funds (AP-funds) have been given the directive to incorporate support for sustainable development in their investment strategies. But what are the possibilities for combining financial values with sustainability values?
What does diversity mean for IPCC?
The aim of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is to produce environmental assessment reports with global credibility. A crucial aspect for ensuring their credibility has been to increase their diversity of authors in terms of gender,...