Political feedbacks in climate and environment

This workshop, organized in collaboration with the University of Calcutta, aims to provide a better understanding of the role of human agency and feedbacks to behaviors, values and norms that affect the functioning of Earth Systems.

Read a report from the workshop here.

Climate protest

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How does the growing scientific evidence on global warming and the response required from nation states feed into political decisions? How, and to what extent, does scientific evidence shape and influence political decision-making on climate policy, which in turn changes social behavior and attitudes? And how do cognitive categories and other socio-cultural factors influence individual and collective decision-making and feed-forward policies that anticipate change required for the future?


These are just some of the issues that will be discussed at this workshop organized jointly by the Oslo SDG Initiative and the University of Calcutta, in Kolkata, India. 


Published Jan. 29, 2019 11:53 AM - Last modified Feb. 25, 2019 1:16 PM